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What Business Insider’s rambling hatchet job gets wrong about my work on copyright

August 28, 2017

A recent piece in Business Insider insults Rebecca Giblin's academic integrity. Here is where it goes so horribly wrong.

Kim Williams’ dystopian nightmare of the future of copyright

August 18, 2016 2

The current copyright scheme is just fine, says Kim Williams.

Fifield soothes the histrionic copyright industry: don’t worry, ridiculous laws will remain

May 26, 2016 2

The Productivity Commission suggested our copyright laws might be a smidge outdated. The copyright industry, as always, bugged out.

Fifield calls a ceasefire in Brandis’ war on piracy

November 25, 2015 6

Tough talk on copyright and a friendly ear to rights holders might have been victims of the Turnbull coup.

Lost in translation: Chinese papers nicking English-language work

Lost in translation: Chinese papers nicking English-language work

May 16, 2013 8

Chinese-language newspapers are blatantly stealing copy from Australian publications. They say they want to expose good work to non-English speakers, but freelancer Sian Powell isn't buying it.

Are we still America’s deputy IP sheriff in the Asia-Pacific?

Are we still America’s deputy IP sheriff in the Asia-Pacific?

August 6, 2012 10

A new leak on the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text reveals Australian negotiators are prepared to compromise our interests to please the US, writes copyright lawyer Kimberlee Weatherall.

iiNet decision not the end of the story

iiNet decision not the end of the story

April 23, 2012 1

At first glance, this morning's High Court decision re Roadshow films & Ord v iiNet Limited looks like a classic case of David v a very formidable Goliath in the shape of the major Hollywood studios.

AFACT’s appeal against iiNet decision dismissed

April 20, 2012 37

Internet service provider iiNet just won its long-running legal battle against the massed forces of Hollywood, but there's some gotchas buried in the High Court decision.

A simple copyright amendment? Sports chiefs don’t understand

February 8, 2012 20

Our copyright law is a wondrous complex beast, and even apparently simple tweaks carry the potential for significant unintended consequences, writes Kimberlee Weatherall, an associate professor in Sydney University's Faculty of Law.

‘Arrogant’ Apple faces copyright suit over iPhone app content

‘Arrogant’ Apple faces copyright suit over iPhone app content

March 14, 2011 9

Apple is back in the Federal Court tomorrow, facing a copyright infringement claim from Australian TV production company Jigsaw Entertainment. The precedent could be significant.