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Davies Collison Cave
While digitisation has demonstrably disrupted the traditional music industry, it has also presented new opportunities, particularly in the way musicians can share their creativity and connect with audiences.
McCullough Robertson
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Copyright Agency announced $375,000 in additional funding to the arts industry.
Marque Lawyers
Jay-Z recently sued an Australian online retailer, The Little Homie, claiming IP infringement of his famous song track.
Marque Lawyers
Taylor Swift has been twittersputing with Scooter Braun over the rights to the back catalogue of her master recordings.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
This is a robust, efficient tool for Australian copyright owners to tackle the problem of online copyright infringement.
Holding Redlich
Key points of the federal budget from the perspective of entertainment. .
Carroll & O'Dea
In a recent meeting with journalists, Prince said "record contracts are just like – I'm gonna say the word - slavery.
Carroll & O'Dea
The Belvoir St Theatre secured permission from American musician Taylor Swift to use her smash hit song "Shake It Off".
Shelston IP
Based on Australian copyright law as it currently stands, the resale of digital goods and music might not be permitted.
Marque Lawyers
If Ministry of Sound had a crack at Spotify here in Australia, they could have forced Spotify to delete the playlists.
Marque Lawyers
Kanye is being sued for copyright infringement in respect of his recent hit "Bound 2".
Carroll & O'Dea
The annual HRAFF continues to appeal to audiences with its eclectic mix of confronting and innovative subject matter.
Holding Redlich
This U.S. case is likely to have a significant influence on the legal interpretation of digital resales in Australia.
Can you use two bars of music without permission? While the question may seem straightforward, the answer following the Federal Court’s decision of Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Publishing Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 29 ("Kookaburra Case") is not.
Hunt & Hunt
Justice Jacobson of the Federal Court has ruled that the 1981 hit song, Down Under by Men at Work, infringed copyright in the well known Australian folk song, Kookaburra, written in 1934.
Gadens Lawyers
Important changes to the process and substance of Place of Public Entertainment (POPE) approvals are about to commence.
Shelston IP
The Australian Copyright Amendment Act 2006 was passed on 11 December 2006 as part of the Commonwealth Government’s copyright reforms in response to new challenges posed by emerging technologies and the growth of the digital environment.
When politicians start describing acts of common sense as "groundbreaking" then you must wonder what you’ve been missing out on in the past.
Marque Lawyers
Are you a criminal? You might need to re-think your answer if the Federal Government passes its proposed new copyright laws. The proposed laws introduce tough criminal provisions that could catch out a lot of people.
The major recording and movie studios (studios) have faced an increasingly serious problem over past few years: they are losing billions of dollars in their sales of CDs and DVDs.
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