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Henley Arch v Lucky Homes – part 2

Henley Arch v Lucky Homes: innocent infringement and the damages calculations

Broadcast does not include internet streaming

The (NSW) Court of Appeal has rejected WIN’s argument that its exclusive licence to broadcast Nine Network’s content extended to “live streaming” over the internet. Those of you who have emulated Burke and Wills and wandered out of the CBD of your state’s capital city may have discovered that free-to-air television is (a little bit) different. There are regional broadcasters who arrange at least some local news and advertising, but.. Read More

Selected links from the last week (or so)

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Apportionment of liability for IP infringement

Beach J has ordered that Lucky Homes (the builder) and Mr Mistry (the owner) pay Henley Arch $34,400 by way of compensatory damages and, respectively, $25,000 and $10,000 additional damages. There was no apportionment of liability under the Wrongs Act. Instead, Beach J also orderd that the builder pay to Mr Mistry however much he pays of the compensatory damages and half of the additional damages he pays.