May 27, 2016

Would fair use mean less sport news in Oz?

There’s a lot of debate about whether to introduce a US-style “fair use” exception to Australian copyright law. Supporters argue that it will allow new free uses of copyright in the public interest. But if you read “public interest” as “the well known insatiable Aussie interest in sports news”, then […]
April 7, 2016

The Fanatix sports clip sharing case – would it apply in Australia?

A UK court has found that an app whose makers planned to  “disrupt the $40 billion global sports media rights market” infringed copyright in sports broadcasts. The England & Wales Cricket Board and its host broadcaster Sky, were not impressed by the app’s sports video sharing function, and sued. The […]