Greg Ham: Copyright sadness

POSTED BY Rick Shera
20 April 2012

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Saddened to hear that the death of Greg Ham of Men at Work may in part be down to overbearing application of copyright law.
I've always thought the Australian decsion which held Downunder infringed the Australian folk classic, Kookaburra was wrong.  A pity that Australia didn't have its parody and satire copyright exception in place at the time since that would have excused this anyway (note for New Zealander's, especially media and advertising types: We don't have a parody and satire exception).
Judge for yourself though whether you think this is copyright infringement deserving of this legal action and, it would appear, the tragic consequences.
 
 

POSTED BY Rick Shera
20 April 2012

posted in l@w.geek.nzCopyright

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