Yesterday, the High Court began hearing the Ice TV appeal. This is a case that could potentially have fairly wide ramifications for copyright protection of data compilations, or none, depending on whether the High Court rules in line with precedent (Desktop Marketing).
For links to commentary around the case so far, see Peter Black’s post here.
Ben Atkinson and Professor Brian Fitzgerald of the QUT Law Faculty yesterday posted a paper on QUT eprints, entitled, “Copyright as an Instrument of Information Flow and Dissemination: the case of ICE TV Pty Ltd v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd“. You can read the paper here.