Copyright

On 25 October 2016, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) published 26 new practice notes as part of the National Court Framework reforms.  Amongst these is the Intellectual Property Practice Note (IP-1) which establishes guidelines for all current and future Intellectual Property matters in the FCA. The practice note updates and expands the previous practice […]

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In Australia it costs more and users get less when they pay for media streaming services such as Netflix.  Why do these services cost Australian users more for restricted content?  The answer is region specific content licensing. ‘But haven’t you heard of that program that tricks Netflix into thinking you are in the US?’  Yes, […]

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The Commissioner of Taxation (“the Commissioner“) sought to require Channel 7 (“7“) to pay withholding tax on payments totalling almost $98M made by 7 to the International Olympic Committee (“the IOC“) for the exclusive right to the live broadcast of Olympic events for the 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Games.

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In The Hangover II, Mike Tyson’s famous face tattoo appears on Ed Helms’ character.  In 2011, before the film was set to be released, Tyson’s tattoo artist, S Victor Whitmill sued Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, trying to stop the film from being released. Whitmill wanted monetary damages for copyright infringement of Tyson’s tattoo – the […]

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