Intellectual property is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses:
Trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition are also involve aspects of intellectual property.
Artistic works like music and literature, as well as some discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property.
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Deakin Law Review Vol 17 No 2
MUSIC MASH-UPS: THE CURRENT AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT IMPLICATIONS, MORAL RIGHTS AND FAIR DEALING IN THE REMIX ERA
University of Tasmania Law Review
This case exposes the risk attached to presenting a modern representation of Australian icons, with the Full Court of the Federal Court upholding that the popular Australian song Down Under’ (‘Down Under’) by Men at Work, infringed copyright in the iconic Australian tune ‘Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree’ (‘Kookaburra’).
EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited v Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Limited  FCAFC 47 (31 March 2011)
infringement of copyright in musical works – objective similarity between copyright work and alleged infringing work – causal connection between copyright work and alleged infringing work – degree to which determining objective similarity depends on aural
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