Federal Court of Australia

  1. Australian High Court Rules ISP Not Liable For Users' Copyright Theft

    April 20, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Australia's High Court on Friday dismissed the movie studios' last-ditch attempt to hold the iiNet Internet service provider accountable for copyright theft on its network. Trade association the Australian Federation Against Copyright Th ...

  2. APRA's Performance and Broadcast Royalties Up Seven Percent

    June 03, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Performance and broadcast royalties continue to show strong growth Down Under, where the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) this week announced it had distributed a record $71.2 million Australian ($75.9 million) to its members APRA& ...

  3. Australian Music Biz Closely Following Copyright Infringement Case

    March 24, 2011 3:25 PM EDT A landmark Australian copyright case pitting the movie industry against iiNet Internet service provider took another twist as the case moves to the country's High Court, the final court of appeal. Today, the Australian Federation Against Copy ...

  4. Australian Copyright Federation Loses Case Against ISP iiNet

    February 25, 2011 1:53 PM EST The Federal Court of Australia today rejected an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet had committed copyright violations. Music companies have been follow ...

  5. Men At Work's Hay Accuses Publisher Of 'Opportunistic Greed'

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Colin Hay, the frontman of Men at Work, has hit out at Thursday's (Feb. 4) Federal Court of Australia ruling which saw the songwriter lose a high-profile copyright case over the band's '80s hit "Down Under." Scottish-born ...

  6. Aussie Live Biz Hunts Scalpers

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Performance Australia is leaning towards self-regulation rather than pushing for legislation as the best solution to cutting out ticket scalpers. Last month, online auction site eBay successfully sued Creative Festival Entertainment, promoter ...

  7. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement applies to P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to- ...

  8. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Covers P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to-peer network Ka ...

  9. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. The Federal Court in Sydney turned down this week Australian record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. On Oct. 10, the ...

  10. Judge Rejects Requests To Close Kazaa

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lack of filtering upsets Australian labels. The Federal Court in Sydney turned down this week Australian record companies' request for seeking the immediate and permanent closure of the peer-to-peer file-sharing system Kazaa. On Oct. 10, the ...

  11. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

  12. Legal Matters

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The game of cat and mouse between copyright holders and Kazaa is not over yet. While the Federal Court of Australia issued a judgment Sept. 5 against those directly involved with operating the peer-to The game of cat and mouse between copyright ho ...

  13. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history Sept. 5 against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to-peer network NEW YORK -- Thirty record companies won the la ...

  14. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to Thirty record companies have won the largest c ...

  15. Kazaa Ops Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie court orders Sharman, Altnet to filter. Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to ...