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Copyright guide

This is a companion guide to the RMIT Copyright webpages for staff and students.

Popular Australian Copyright Cases

Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited (No 4) [2015] FCA 838 [Copyright, file-sharing, ISP liability]

Tylor v Sevin [2014] FCCA 445 [Copyright, photographs]

Insight SRC IP Holdings Pty Ltd v The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited (ACER) [2012] FCA 779 [Employer ownership]

Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited [2012] HCA (20 April 2012) [ISP liability, file-sharing]

EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited v Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Limited [2011] FCAFC 47 [Copyright, substantial part, musical work]

Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd –v- Reed International Books Pty Limited t/as Lexis-Nexis [2010] FCA 984  [Copyright, literary works, subsistence of copyright]

Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd [2010] FCAFC 149 [Telephone directors and subsistence of copyright]

University of Western Australia v Gray [2009] FCAFC 116 [Employee ownership]

Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd v Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 375 [Subsistence of copyright in house plans]

Elwood Clothing Pty Ltd v Cotton On Clothing Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 197 [Copyright, artistic works and design]

Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd v IceTV Pty Ltd [2008] FCAFC 7 [Copyright, original work, substantial part]

Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v Cooper [2005] FCA 972 [Copyright, sound recordings, hypertext linking]

Stevens v Kabushiki Kaisha Sony Computer Entertainment [2005] HCA 58 [Copyright, circumvention device, technology protection measure]

Meskenas v ACP Publishing Pty Ltd [2006] FMCA 1136 [Copyright, artistic work, moral rights]

TCN Channel Nine v Network Ten [2001] FCA 841 [Copyright, fair dealing, television broadcast, substantial part]

Case Law Database

BarNet Jade - Australian

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