Archives for: ‘Anothony Borgese’

The book digitisation “race”: An EU update

In an effort to deliver a pro-competition book digitisation solution before the arrival of the Google solutions proposed in the US Books Settlement, the Commission of European Communities recently announced follow up initiatives to

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Californian ISPs find that harbours aren’t too safe after all

When one thinks about ISP liability, the focus is usually on copyright law and the extent of safe harbours provided under the relevant copyright regime, but the US$32 million damages verdict in the Louis Vuitton v Akanoc case shows that, at least in the United States, trade mark law is becoming increasingly important as well. 

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Ever used an image from Google images?

Have you ever found an image on Google Images, and copied it into an email, document or presentation, without asking the permission of the copyright owner?  If you have, you may have breached the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) without even knowing it.

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How will China’s competition law affect IP rights?

It’s interesting to see early attempts by Chinese Authorities to draw a line between the legitimate exercise of IP rights, and misuse of market power.  Martyn Huckerby, a Mallesons partner in our Shanghai office, recently issued an alert discussing China’s publication of draft guidelines on IP-related Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement.

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Road map or endless waiting game for Australia’s digital economy future?

Last week the Federal Government released its Digital Economy: Future Directions paper following a 12 month consultation process with the ICT industry.

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