Last week marked
the 300th anniversary of the
Statute of Anne , the first true modern copyright law in the West, which was
passed by the British Parliament in 1710. It established a copyright term of 14
years and, for the first time, brought the author on stage as the party in whom
Roughly three years ago, in the United States District Court
for the Southern District of New York, Viacom sued YouTube and Google for
copyright infringement. Three years and
thousands of man-hours of discovery later, we have reached the end of the
beginning in a case that may well set the standard...
Originally published by Lawyers Weekly :
As the demand for immediate online content increases exponentially, Australian copyright law faces its biggest challenge yet. Briana Everett reports The landmark case between internet service provider iiNet and a group of
Hollywood cinema giants has put the...