Australian Copyright Council Bulletin
Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
Australian Intellectual Property Law Journal
Intellectual Property Forum
PRESCRIBED TOPICS AND COURSE OUTLINE
Many cases listed are relevant for more than one topic area. Most cases are reported in both the Intellectual Property Reports (IPR) and the Australian Intellectual Property Cases (AIPC).
An asterisk (“*”) in front of a case denotes that the case is recommended reading for this course. Where possible, the location of case extracts in the text books is identified next to the case reference.
1. INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Reading from Prescribed Materials
MSG 2004 at 1-14.
RR 2005 at 5-9.
International aspects of intellectual property protection
Relevant Australian statutes
Relevant chapters for Topic 2 in Prescribed Materials
MSG 2004: Ch 5, 6, 7 and 8.
RR 2005: Ch 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Definitions of copyright
Copyright as property – s196 Copyright Act (“CA”)
Pacific Film Laboratories v Commissioner of Taxation (1970) 121 CLR 154 (MBG 2007 at 32)
Fundamental distinction – ‘form of expression’ vs ‘ideas and information’
Donoghue v Allied Newspapers Ltd  Ch 106 (MBG 2007 at 45)
Victoria Park Racing and Recreation Grounds Co Ltd v Taylor (1937) 58 CLR 479
Autodesk v Dyason (No 1) (1992) 66 ALJR 233