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Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

Service providers and safe harbours

A consultation on draft regulations has been released as the extension of online safe harbours to the education, cultural and disability sectors nears enactment

IP Laws Amendment ( Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 etc) Bill 2018

The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018

New Twist In Website Blocking Injunctions

Nicholas J has granted further injunctions under s 115A against the telcos / ISPs to block access to websites related to HD Subs+.

Amsterdam in July?

Two possible reasons to visit Amsterdam in July: copyright and privacy law courses at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law.

Enforcing foreign judgments – consultations

The Commonwealth government is consulting about a draft treaty on the enforcement of foreign judgments including whether and how IP judgments should be included

Copyright modernisation downunder – a consultation paper

The Australian government has issued a consultation paper on copyright modernisation addressing fair use or fair dealing, contracting out and orphan works

Third Party Blocking Injunctions Review

Government consultation of injunctions against ISPs to block access to infringing websites

Pokemon v Redbubble: the DMCA doesn’t apply Down Under

Pagone J has awarded Pokémon $1 in damages and 70% of its costs from Redbubble for misleading or deceptive conduct and copyright infringement. An interesting aspect of the case is that Redbubble’s implementation of a notice and take down scheme under the DMCA didn’t save it from liability, but did influence the ruling on remedies.

Safe harbours to be Extended

The Government has introduced a Bill to extend the class of persons who can claim the benefits of the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 provided in sections 116AA to 116AJ.

Copyright And Computer Software

McDougall J has rejected EIFY’s claim to copyright infringement based on look and feel or structure and sequence

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