ISP forced to hand over details of online pirates

In a first for Australia, a copyright owner has been successful in forcing an internet service provider (ISP) to hand over the contact details of internet account holders of about 4,700 IP addresses that have been identified as having been used to download pirate versions of the movie Dallas Buyers Club.   In Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317,

Eminem has not sued the New Zealand Government for copyright infringement

Unfortunately, the facts sometimes get in the way of a good story. Despite headlines such as “Eminem sues the New Zealand Government” going viral over the past few days, we regret to advise that the reality is not quite so tasty. Neither Eminem, nor as we understand things, his current representatives, have initiated any such

Australian IP law reforms to become reality

Shelston IP has previously foreshadowed proposed changes to Australia’s various IP regimes intended to strengthen and improve Australia’s IP system. Having passed unamended through the Senate the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House of Representatives on 20 March 2012. All that remains now is for the Bill to attain

MegaUpload – four NZ residents arrested in US copyright infringement case

Late last week four people were arrested in Auckland for extradition to the United States as part of international copyright infringement proceedings brought by the United States Government in what they describe as “among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the Unites States”. The case according to the US Justice Department “directly targets