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Buddle Findlay | New Zealand, Canada | 15 Dec 2017

World-wide injunctions in the Canadian Supreme Court

In Google Inc v Equustek Solutions Inc 2017 SCC 34, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a world-wide injunction issued against Google, as a non-party


Buddle Findlay | USA, New Zealand | 1 Jul 2013

The new United States' 'Six Strikes' Copyright Alert System

In late February of this year, the 'Six Strikes' Copyright Alert System (CAS) was rolled out in the United States. The scheme is the latest adaptation


Buddle Findlay | United Kingdom | 22 Feb 2013

UK copyright review

Shortly before Christmas the UK Government announced it will make changes to the exceptions from infringement under the UK Copyright Act in response


Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 5 Nov 2012

Skynet launches its attack

A number of internet customers who have each received their third and final notices under the infringing file-sharing provisions of the Copyright Act will soon be brought before the Copyright Tribunal.


Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 7 Aug 2012

Copying franchise documentation

Flagrant copyright infringement and breach of confidence proved the undoing of a former franchisee in the recent Court of Appeal judgment of Skids Programme Management Ltd v McNeill.


Buddle Findlay | United Kingdom | 12 Mar 2012

A red bus on Westminster Bridge - copyright in photos

Temple Island Collection, a UK souvenir company, recently successfully sued tea company New English Teas (NET) in the case of Temple Island Collections Ltd v New English Teas Ltd & Anor 2012 EWPCC 1 for copyright infringement after NET used a photo of a red London bus crossing Westminster Bridge on tea packaging.


Buddle Findlay | USA, New Zealand | 20 Feb 2012

Megaupload shutdown signals risks in the cloud

The file storage and viewing websites run by Megaupload were shut down by the US Justice Department in January 2012 alleging copyright infringement.


Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 25 Oct 2011

The clash of the titans - Oracle v SAP

Late last year a copyright infringement case between two software titans, Oracle and SAP, hit headlines around the world when the jury in the case awarded an eye-watering US$1.3 billion in damages against SAP.


Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 12 Oct 2011

Employers now responsible for illegal downloads

The controversial new amendments to the Copyright Act that came into force on 1 September 2011 received a large amount of media coverage.


Buddle Findlay | New Zealand | 4 Aug 2011

Copyright Infringement Amendment Act

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 will come into effect on 1 September 2011.

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