Aereo fails to turn lemons into lemonade – TV retransmission service blocked by preliminary injunction

In June, the Supreme Court of the United States found that the Aereo TV service, which allowed subscribers to stream free-to-air television broadcasts over the internet, infringed copyright in television programs. Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Aereo has attempted unsuccessfully (in the words of Judge Nathan) “to turn lemons into lemonade” by using the Supreme read more...
Subjects: Copyright

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Productivity Commission advocates change to compulsory licensing of patents

Last year, the Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to review the operation of the compulsory licensing provisions of the Patents Act.  In particular, it asked the Commission to: assess whether the current compulsory licensing provisions (in Chapter 6 of the Patents Act) can be invoked efficiently and effectively; recommend any measures to efficiently and read more...
Subjects: Contracts | Patents