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Headlines have no copyright, says Australian court

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

In a victory for companies that compile and redistribute information, a court in Australia has ruled that newspaper headlines should not be protected by copyright

On September 7 the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an application from Fairfax Media, Australia’s second biggest newspaper publisher, which had asked the Court to declare that Reed Elsevier, owner of legal publisher LexisNexis, had infringed its copyright and grant...

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