Copyright - Australia

Expert advice on copyright law

We draw on our commercial insights, industry understanding and deep copyright expertise to protect and enforce your copyrights and defend you against copyright infringement allegations.

Our copyright lawyers develop innovative solutions to the complex commercial and legal problems associated with emerging technologies and online trends. We are also expert in advising and preparing submissions in relation to government inquiries and law reform proposals in the copyright arena.

We advise clients on:

  • Copyright clearance and ownership/chain of title issues
  • Copyright protection and  enforcement
  • Enforcement of technological protection measures for copyright works
  • Exploitation of copyright through licensing and assignments
  • Copyright due diligence
  • Avoiding infringements of third party copyright and permitted uses of copyright works
  • Protection and enforcement of databases through database right and copyright

Track record in copyright cases

From the largest award of damages in an Australian anti-piracy case to the Australian authority on accessorial liability of company directors, our law firm has been involved in landmark copyright litigation and has an enviable track record.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

On 25 June 2021 the Australian Taxation Office released its draft ruling Income tax: royalties – character of receipts in respect of software (TR 2021/D4).

16 July 2021

In this article, we unpack the Bruder Case and the types of claims businesses may have against customers who publish disparaging content online.

13 November 2020

The Australian Government has recently published its response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Digital Platforms Inquiry Report.

07 February 2020

The reach of the current internet blocking provisions under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) is set to be widened in reforms proposed by the Australian Government this month.

25 October 2018

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