Australia's Federal Court

  1. EMI Loses Men At Work 'Down Under' Plagiarism Appeal to 'Kookaburra'

    March 31, 2011 11:03 AM EDT EMI has lost its appeal in an Australian court ruling that found Men at Work's 1980s hit "Down Under" was lifted from a campfire folk song. Last year, Australia's Federal Court found that Men At Work's hit had reproduced a ...

  2. Australian Labels, Broadcasters Set For Court

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Neighboring rights body the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and trade group Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) will square up in Australia's Federal Court during June to do battle over Internet simulcast rights. The date fo ...

  3. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  4. Oz Court Imposes Deadline On Kazaa Filter

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. Australia's Federal Court today (Nov. 24) gave peer-to-peer file-sharing network Kazaa a deadline of Dec. 5 to either filter copyrighted music from its system or face a complete shutdown. The Sydney co ...

  5. Update: Sharman Asserts Innocence In Kazaa Trial

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner of file-sharing software Kazaa, told Australia's Federal Court yesterday (March 23) that it should not be held liable for copyright infringement because it had Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner ...