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Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

Dallas Buyers Club sues to identify internet subscribers

Dallas Buyers Club LLC seeks preliminary discovery to identify alleged unauthorised downloaders of the film

Parallel imports

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

Online copyright infringement – back to drawing board

Opposition to the “extended authorisation” liability proposal is apparently unanimous

$150,001 damages for infringing compatibility chart

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).

Copyright, ISPs and authorisation 2

The online copyright infringement discussion paper has been released officially.

Is there a case for fair use? Lessons from the US – Seminar

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.

Copyright in bikini designs

Dodds-Streeton J has ordered that City Beach[1] pay Seafolly $250,333.06 by way of damages for infringing copyright in 3 Seafolly designs, including consideration of the copyright/design overlap

Attorney-General on copyright reform DownUnder

The Attorney-General has given a speech outlining what looks like a major effort to reform copyright law

Copyright and the ALRC

Then ALRC has submitted its final report on Copyright and the Digital Economy amongst other things recommending a fair use defence.

Assigning rights in future copyright – Bollywood style

Is an assignment of future copyright effective over copyright which the author subsequently creates but never owns?