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Who Owns the Copyright in an Instagram Image?
  • LegalVision
  • Australia
  • April 6 2017

When someone takes a photograph, the image is immediately protected by copyright law in Australia. The photographer then has the exclusive right to

Blockchain: Hype or Major Disruptor? A Copyright Lawyers' Guide
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 19 2017

Managing copyright in today’s digital world is becoming incredibly complex. Does blockchain create new options for managing copyright and other

Soft Kitty, Same Kitty: The Big Bang Theory sued for copyright infringement Bazinga
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • March 17 2016

Over Christmas, the producers of The Big Bang Theory (amongst others) received a rather unwelcome gift - their now-famous Soft Kitty lullaby has

Memes in advertising: a copyright mess
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia, USA
  • September 2 2013

Memes are, without a doubt, the greatest thing about the internet. There is an entire sub-culture of the English speaking world that exists around

Ed Sheeran the latest target of copyright lawsuit
  • Baldwins
  • Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 13 2016

News broke last week that pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued by California songwriter duo Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard. The suit relates to

Copyright and the Digital Economy: contracting out of fair use or fair dealing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • February 25 2014

In its final report on Copyright and the Digital Economy, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recommends that if an exception to copyright

Who owns my social media content?
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • May 16 2017

In 2017, an estimated 2.5 billion people will use social media, uploading roughly 300 million photos per day to Facebook alone. The volume of user

Newspaper headlines protected by copyright in the UK
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

The UK High Court has held that newspaper headlines and short extracts from newspaper articles may be protected by copyright

Is copyright law making a monkey out of David Slater?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 25 2011

Readers may recall the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, about the life of staff at a fictional fashion magazine

Blockchained to the rhythm: what are ‘distributed ledgers’ and could they help the music industry and copyright?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 2 2017

Forget Napster! One of the biggest problems in the music industry is the who, what, where, and why: which labels and publishers, performers