Playing catch up: last month saw some significant developments for online copyright infringement in Australia: First, Dallas Buyers Club’s lawyers announced it is no longer pursuing its court action to get prelimiary discovery of the contact details of the 4726 alleged infringers: it’s over; Secondly, Mr Burke from Village Roadshow announced that the proposed Graduated Response industry code has been shelved; Thirdly, Village Roadshow and Foxtel announced that they are.. Read More
What an Anton Piller order should look like
Perram J has rejected Dallas Buyers Club’s latest attempt to get permission to send those letters of demand out. Last time out, Perram J said DBC could get the names and addresses of the 4726 “downloaders” only if it gave undertakings to use the information for the purposes of resolving its infringement allegations. limited the demands for compensation to the retail price of a download and some part of the.. Read More
The Government has accepted almost all of the Harper Review’s recommendations including the power to block parallel imports of books.
Just in time for the 2015 Copyright Symposium, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Google Books Project is “fair use” of copyright and so not infringing. Judgment here (pdf). Opinion authored by Circuit Judge Leval. Eleanora of the IPkats first look here; Rebecca Tushnet focuses on the fourth factor discussion here. The “four factors” from §107 are: (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such.. Read More
Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws
Channel 7 has lost its bid to get an interlocutory injunction against Channel 9’s show Hotplate on the basis of My Kitchen Rules.
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.