Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2012’
The Australian Football League, National Rugby League and Telstra Corporation have succeeded in their appeal against Optus and its parent company, Singtel Optus, for breach of copyright in relation to Optus’ TV Now service.
On 23 April 2012, Katzmann J delivered a judgment that will see the Full Federal Court reconsider an interim (interlocutory) injunction imposed on Generic Health (GH) in relation to the anti-psychotic drug aripiprazole. The effect of Katzmann J’s orders is to allow the Full Federal Court to hear the application for leave to appeal immediately before, or simultaneously with, the appeal itself.
As reported earlier today, the High Court unanimously dismissed the appeal brought by Roadshow Films Pty Ltd and a number of other film and television companies from a decision of the Full Federal Court in Roadshow Films Pty Ltd & Ors v iiNet Limited  HCA 16.
Today, the High Court held that iiNet was not liable for copyright infringement by its users or subscribers when they downloaded unauthorised copies of cinematographic films, in the case of Roadshow Films Pty Ltd & Others v iiNet Limited. This decision affirms the results of the decisions of the Federal Court and Full Federal Court.
Stay tuned for further updates on the reasons for the decision.
We think it’s fair to say that there is quite a bit of IP angst out there in the world.
It’s official – with the successful passage of the necessary referral legislation through all states and territories, the new national business names legislation is expected to commence on 28 May 2012.