Copyright Breaches and Disputes

Copyright infringement under Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), commencement of legal proceedings for copyright infringement, alternative dispute resolution.

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In Australia, the Copyright Act 1968 governs the existence of copyright material.  Notwithstanding the fact that certain business offering copyright protection of registration services of copyright for a fee, there is no formal registration process or formalities in place for the protection of copyright.  Copyright protection is automatically attached to an original work at the time in which it is created.

Once copyrighted work comes into existence, there are exclusive economic rights that are provided to the creator of the work, for example the right to copy and publish.  Additionally, the creators of the copyrighted material are also afforded a bundle of non-economic rights or moral rights in respect of the integrity and attribution of authorship.

Businesses often have their trade secrets misappropriated by former employees and competitors. 

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