The online copyright infringement discussion paper has been released officially.
Crikey.com.au has a link to what it says is the Commonwealth Government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper 2014.
The US Supreme Court has held (6:3) that Aereo infringes copyright by publicly performing the protected material.
Monash is holding a seminar on fair use: ‘Is there a case for fair use? Lessons from the US’, with the lead presenter being Prof. Geoffrey Scott from Penn State’s School of Law. Date: 2 July 25 June at 5:15pm. (Lid dip: Gerard Dalton) Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne. Details and registration via here.
iiNet challenges Government’s development of an option to introduce “graduated response” for online piracy into Australian law.
The Full Federal Court has reduced Mr Vaysman’s punishment for contempt from 3 years to 2 years imprisonment for repeatedly breaching injunctions not to infringe trade mark and copyright.
Dodds-Streeton J has ordered that City Beach pay Seafolly $250,333.06 by way of damages for infringing copyright in 3 Seafolly designs, including consideration of the copyright/design overlap
The Attorney-General has given a speech outlining what looks like a major effort to reform copyright law
The ALRC’s report on Copyright and the Digital Economy was tabled today: its principal recommendation a fair use defence to copyright infringement.
Transition period to register security interest claims over IP expires on 31 January 2014