Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking
Jason John Bosland
University of Melbourne; University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law
Robin W. Wright
Swinburne University of Technology; University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law
Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007
U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298
Comments on the Australian Full Federal Court judgment in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper on whether a website proprietor committed secondary copyright infringement by authorizing infringement, if the website contained hyper-links to copyright recorded music, which the website users downloaded without the copyright proprietor's consent. Discusses whether the website proprietor had the power to prevent copyright infringement. Considers whether the website was designed specifically to facilitate the unlawful downloading of music.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: hyperlink, copyright, music, Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper
JEL Classification: K11
Date posted: November 27, 2007
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