Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Kookaburra copyright kerfuffle

An intellectual property specialist delivers his considered opinion on a copyright infringement decision:

Anything more than “nothing and get the hell out of my court” would have been ridiculous

That ludicrous case where our ridiculously long copyright terms were used by some contemptible IP squatters to rob a prominent Australian band for an homage to a traditional song?

As you heard back in February, tragically not thrown out. And today the shameless parasites got five percent – less than the absurd sixty percent they demanded, but still much more than the “not a cent and you can pay the defendants’ costs you loathsome cockroaches” they deserved.

This from a barrister who once threatened legal action over republication of photos of his cat.


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