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[News] Men At Work Meet Intellectual Monopolies

  • Subject: [News] Men At Work Meet Intellectual Monopolies
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 10:20:34 +0000
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Men At Work's Colin Hay hits out over plagiarism ruling

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| Men at Work's Colin Hay has issued an angry 
| statement calling the Down Under plagiarism 
| case "opportunistic greed".
| Earlier this week, a federal court in 
| Sydney ruled that Men at Work had 
| plagiarised Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum 
| Tree in its 1983 hit, Down Under.


Studios crushed: ISP can't be forced to play copyright cop

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| In a definitive defeat for film studiosâand 
| in a first case of its kind worldwideâ
| Australia's Federal Court has ruled that 
| ISPs have no obligation to act on copyright 
| infringement notices or to disconnect 
| subscribers after receiving multiple 
| letters. If copyright holders want justice 
| for illegal file-sharing, they need to 
| start by targeting the right people: those 
| who committed the infringement.
| The ruling handed down today by Judge J. 
| Cowdroy aims to be nothing less than 
| magisterial: in 200 pages, it examines the 
| issue from every possible angle because of 
| the "obvious importance of these 
| proceedings to the law of copyright both in 
| this country and possibly overseas."


The ACTA Guide, Part One: The Talks To-Date

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| The 7th round of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade 
| Agreement negotiations begins tomorrow in 
| Guadalajara, Mexico.  The negotiation round 
| will be the longest to-date, with three and 
| a half days planned to address civil 
| enforcement, border measures, the Internet 
| provisions, and (one hour for) 
| transparency.  Over the next five days, I 
| plan to post a five-part ACTA Guide that 
| will include sourcing for much of the 
| discussion on ACTA, links to all the leaked 
| documents, information on the transparency 
| issue, and a look at who has been speaking 
| out.



Oz gov suggests world's worst copyright protection scheme

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| In their submission, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) have expressed
| concern that "the proposed legislation provides a very broad exception to the
| prohibition on interception of network communications for the purposes of
| ensuring that a network is "appropriately used"".

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