The Full Court has partially allowed Tamawood’s appeal, and denied Habitare’s appeal from Collier J’s findings about copyright infringement.
The Full Federal Court has allowed the Commissioner of Taxation’s appeal from Pagone J’s ruling allowing SPI Powernet a deduction for the value of its copyright in the plans, drawings and manuals for its electricity power generation network.
The Commonwealth Government has introduced into Parliament the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This bill will implement the the Government’s proposal for injunctions requiring ISPs to block access to offshore websites that infringe copyright.
Communications Australia has released a draft Industry Code introducing 3 strikes (and a preliminary discovery application) into Australia
Government gives industry last chance to agree industry code before imposing one and will introduce injunctions to block access to 3rd party websites
Dallas Buyers Club LLC seeks preliminary discovery to identify alleged unauthorised downloaders of the film
Opposition to the “extended authorisation” liability proposal is apparently unanimous
Tonnex was found to have infringed Dynamic’s copyright in its printer cartridge compatability chart. That finding was upheld on appeal. Now, Yates J has ordered Tonnex to pay Dynamic $150,001.00 in damages. The damages are comprised of compensatory damages under s115(2) of $1.00 and $150,000 by way of additional damages under s115(4).
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.