Focus: Full Court rules White and Yellow Pages not ‘original literary works’

 Allens Arthur Robinson

 

In brief: In a landmark copyright decision, the Full Federal Court has upheld a decision that copyright in both the White Pages and the Yellow Pages directories was not made out because computer programs, rather than human authors, had done the crucial work of arranging the information and producing the particular form of its expression. Partner Jackie O’Brien (view CV) and Law Graduate Henry Fraser report.

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