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Providing innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

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In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Copyright consultation closing shortly

The Department of Communications and the Arts’ current consultation on ‘updating Australia’s copyright laws’ is closing shortly (12 February 2016).

The consultation is considering the so-called ‘legitimate’ use of copyright material by libraries and educational institutions, which are said to be facing difficulties due to ‘outdated, prescriptive and overly complex legislation’. The particular complexity of this area of copyright law is demonstrated by the wealth and length of the free resources available from the Department of Education.

Comments are sought on the current exposure draft of 22 December 2015 which, among other things, attempts to streamline the educational statutory licence provisions as well as introducing ‘safe harbour’ protection in the area of online copyright infringement.

The Department of Communications and the Arts’ current consultation on ‘updating Australia’s copyright laws’ is closing shortly (12 February 2016).

The consultation is considering the so-called ‘legitimate’ use of copyright material by libraries and educational institutions, which are said to be facing difficulties due to ‘outdated, prescriptive and overly complex legislation’. The particular complexity of this area of copyright law is demonstrated by the wealth and length of the free resources available from the Department of Education.

Comments are sought on the current exposure draft of 22 December 2015 which, among other things, attempts to streamline the educational statutory licence provisions as well as introducing ‘safe harbour’ protection in the area of online copyright infringement.