Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Australian Copyright Law and Infringement

Jason John Bosland, and Robin W. Wright, both of the University of Melbourne Centre for Media and Communications Law, have published "Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking," in volume 18 of the Entertainment Law Review (2007). Here is the abstract.

Comments on the Australian Full Federal Court judgment in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper on whether a website proprietor committed secondary copyright infringement by authorizing infringement, if the website contained hyper-links to copyright recorded music, which the website users downloaded without the copyright proprietor's consent. Discusses whether the website proprietor had the power to prevent copyright infringement. Considers whether the website was designed specifically to facilitate the unlawful downloading of music.

Download the article from SSRN here.

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