Leading Australian artist awarded damages for unjustified threats in groundbreaking online copyright decision

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has awarded Aboriginal activist artist, Richard Bell, damages of $147,000 against New York filmmaker Tanya Steele for unjustified threats.  The case is significant because it is the first time damages have been awarded where a third party had content removed from the internet without legal justification.  IP Whiteboard’s John Swinson acted for Mr Bell.  You can read more about the decision here.

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