Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2010’

Men at Work: Is this the Kookaburra’s last laugh?

Men at Work’s “Down Under” was released in 1981.  It took 26 years before the public became aware – courtesy of TV show Spicks and Specks – that the introductory flute riff from such a massive hit song appeared to be sourced from “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree”.

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Federal Court finds iiNet not liable for peer to peer file sharing

The Federal Court delivered a landmark copyright decision which has determined that internet service providers are not liable for the copyright infringement of their users or subscribers when they download cinematograph films in a manner which infringes copyright. You can read Mallesons’ alert on this case here.

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