Thursday, April 23, 2009

Australian High Court thaws copyright protection

Got this in an email today;

In a landmark copyright case,1 the High Court unanimously held that IceTV did not infringe copyright by reproducing individual items of time and title information from Nine Network’s weekly television schedules. The decision signals a shift away from the “sweat of the brow” protection previously afforded to data compilations in Australia, reinforcing that copyright protects expression of information and not the information itself.
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I cant tell you how happy this makes me (no really i cant tell you...... it's a secret :) but it's very cool and i think some people in Australian TV viewers might also think it's really cool too in about 12-14 weeks........


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