October 2013

October 25, 2013 4:30 PM | Posted by Genevieve Watt and Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
The application of copyright law to works for which the rights holder (or holders) cannot be found (so-called 'orphan works') is a question that has recently been under consideration in several jurisdictions. Given the ease with which works can be de-identified when reproduced or transmitted using digital means, this is not surprising. read more
October 9, 2013 3:51 PM | Posted by Paul Kallenbach | Permalink
The Privacy Commissioner has released the first two tranches of draft guidelines on the new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) for consultation purposes. The new APPs come into effect on 12 March next year. read more
October 1, 2013 3:56 PM | Posted by Ella Biggs, Nicole Reid and Kylie Diwell | Permalink
The popular US hit 'Blurred Lines' has been the subject of allegations of copyright infringement for the song's similarity to two other songs, Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' and Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways'. read more