NOT ALL’S “FAIR DEALING” IN WAR AND GREENPEACE: FEDERAL COURT CONFIRMS LIMITS OF THE “PARODY OR SATIRE” EXCEPTION TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

The Federal Court’s decision in AGL v Greenpeace1 confirms that using a corporate logo in activist or protest materials may be permissible under both copyright and trade mark law, but only where that use constitutes a “fair dealing” for the genuine purpose of “parody or satire”. Not all such uses will fall within that exception, so a fine line must be trodden to avoid infringement. Read more