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
Articles on parallel imports published in (2014) 22(1) CCLJ 1, 21 and 39.
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.
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.
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