Final laugh in the Kookaburra case

Allens Arthur Robinson

In brief: The Full Court of the Federal Court has rejected the appeal from an earlier decision that found Men At Work’s hit song Down Under infringed the copyright in the popular folk tune Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. EMI’s liability for the authorisation of infringement is yet to be determined. Partner Miriam Stiel (view CV) and Law Graduate Tracy Lu report on this latest decision.

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