IP forum

IP Australia is hosting a half day seminar on  The Economic Climate and its impact on innovation in Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 May 2009 (rsvp by 29 April). Speakers include (?): Leon Allen, President, IPTA Mathew O’Keefe, President of Australia’s manufacturing association AMPICTA and also employed by Fosters  Philip Noonan, Director General, IP […]

IceTV Second Look

IceTV publishes an electronic tv program guide or schedule. The ABC and SBS provide their program schedules, but the commercial free-to-air networks refused. Mr Rilet sat down and watched 3 weeks of Channel 9 programming, writing down the time and title of each program. He then made up a program schedule ‘predicting over’ what would […]

Blogger (Google) and the DMCA

Plagiarism Today considers Google’s new Blogger contact form for DMCA notfications here.

A new law of copyright Down Under?

The High Court has unanimously allowed the appeal in IceTV. IceTV did not reproduce a substantial part of Nine’s copyright in its program guides by reproducing the time and title information from those guides. At least that means people in Australia will be able to use PVRs without the shackles imposed by the TV networks. […]

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