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By Mary on October 7, 2011
Warner’s copyright troll acquisition Larrakin Music won the right to “Land Down Under” royalties in the High Court, and Astrolabe Inc shut down the widely used zoneinfo timezone database. Not the public interest’s best day in copyright-land.
By Mary on September 29, 2011
Not on the front page: Air Pacific, in which Qantas is a large minority stakeholder, allegedly paid for Fijian anti-union law to be drafted, Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement to be signed by countries including Australia.
By Lauredhel on February 4, 2010
What the flying blueberry-flavoured hell is up with this idea that Men At Work now owe bazillions of dollars – up to 60% of their earnings on Down Under – to a pack of copyright trolls? SMH: Men at Work’s Down Under ripped off Kookaburra: court Men at Work’s No.1 hit Down Under reproduced a [...]
Ted Alvin Klaudt wants $500,000 per infringement from people who publish his name without permission
By tigtog on December 17, 2009
But convicted rapist Ted Alvin Klaudt and his “Common Law Copyright Notice” can go whistle.
By Lauredhel on August 5, 2009
So apparently (and who knows if I’ve been hoaxed) the author of The Nocturne has sent Stephenie Meyer a copyright cease-and-desist over Breaking Dawn, the last of the Twilight novels. (Spoilers for both novels, obviously.) The author, Jordan Scott, claims that Twilight ripped off her ideas and dialogue. There’s a side-by-side text comparison in the [...]
By tigtog on November 21, 2008
Monty Python and Led Zeppelin have decided to make high definition recordings of their most popular material available on YouTube. Python seem to be reaping the rewards in a boost to their DVD sales, because as their introductory clip below says, that was at least half the point: Presumably Led Zeppelin will reap a similar [...]