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MinterEllison | Australia | 10 Jan 2019

Autocomplete suggestions: Did you mean 'copyright infringement'?

The rise of the internet brings with it new ways of infringing the law and poses challenges to those defending their intellectual property rights


MinterEllison | Australia | 16 Dec 2016

First steps down the plank: new Australian copyright provisions successfully used to block pirate sites

On 15 December 2016, Foxtel and a number of movie studios secured the first site blocking orders in Australia...


MinterEllison | Australia | 1 Sep 2016

Manners maketh the copyright infringer Court awards $60,000 'additional damages' for defendants' behaviour in copyright case

In August last year, this blog discussed the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Coles v Dormer. That case involved copyright infringement of house


MinterEllison | Australia | 23 Feb 2016

Rights holders fire first shots under blocking legislation - anti-piracy update

In what has been an eventful few weeks on the copyright high seas, after some set backs, rights holders commenced actions in the Federal Court to


MinterEllison | Australia | 14 Sep 2015

Courts recognise that building plans may attract copyright protection and are willing to get creative to prevent infringement

This case demonstrates that building plans created by an architect may attract copyright protection, and that architect may be the sole author of


MinterEllison | Australia | 14 Aug 2015

When mi casa is not su casa - Queensland Supreme Court orders creative remedies for copyright infringement of architectural drawings

Whilst imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, the Queensland Supreme Court has reminded a Cairns builder that it may also be


MinterEllison | United Kingdom | 25 Jun 2015

High Court of England and Wales forces ISPs to block copyright-infringing book websites

The High Court of England and Wales has used its powers under UK copyright law to force the five main internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK -


MinterEllison | Australia | 21 May 2015

Is 'reproduction' for copyright infringement a chicken & egg debate?

On 18 May 2015, the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered its judgment inTamawood Limited v Habitare Developments Pty Ltd (Administrators

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