Copyright appeal heading to High Court in December – October 9, 2011

The two-year old copyright dispute between Australian ISP iiNet and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) will be heard in the High Court on 1-2 December 2011. As discussed in my post of 23 February 2011, the Federal Court in 2009 and 2010 found that iiNet did not “authorise” alleged copyright infringing activities by its customers. In [...]

Tintin, Kevin Rudd and copyright law – June 1, 2007

An Australian satirical cartoonist has been stopped from drawing politician Kevin Rudd in the parody likeness of Tintin. Bill Leak is the editorial cartoonist for The Australian newspaper. He has been threatened with legal action by Moulinsart SA in Belgium, which owns the commercial rights to Hergé’s famous character. Leak has been drawing Aussie opposition [...]