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.
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.
Quickhit: iiSmackdown: Roadshow, Disney, Paramount, Sony, 20thC Fox, Universal, Dreamworks, Warner Bros, and friends to pay costs
Stilgherrian writes at Crikey: iiTrial: ISPs not responsible for users’ copyright infringement Film industry claims that iiNet, Australia’s third-largest internet service provider, was responsible for its users’ illegal file sharing were dismissed. […] “I understand this is the first Australian… Read More ›
Ted Alvin Klaudt wants $500,000 per infringement from people who publish his name without permission
But convicted rapist Ted Alvin Klaudt and his “Common Law Copyright Notice” can go whistle.
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›