A different take on originality (to IceTV and its progeny?)

(Apparently) unlike its Australian counterpart, the High Court in England has reportedly found copyright in newspaper headlines (here and here). In a variation on the theme, the Court of Appeal has referred a number of questions to the Court of Justice relating to the originality of football fixtures, so may be some definitiveness and uniformity […]

No copyright in newspaper headlines

Bennett J’s reasons for ruling that Fairfax does not hold copyright in the Australian Financial Review’s headlines have now been published. In conclusion, Bennett J stated: 159¬†As to the subsistence of copyright in the contended works, I have reached the following conclusions: None of the ten selected headlines are capable of being literary works in […]