University of NSW v Moorhouse [1975] HCA 26 | 1 August 1975

ON 1 AUGUST 1975, the High Court of Australia delivered University of NSW v Moorhouse [1975] HCA 26; (1975) 133 CLR 1 (1 August 1975).

The University of NSW was declared to have authorized an infringement of the plaintiff’s copyright by providing coin operated photocopy machines without taking proper measures to prevent an infringement.

Subsequent to this decision, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) was amended to the effect that libraries are not to be taken as authorizing copyright infringement if a notice setting out the relevant provisions of the Act is displayed near the photocopy machine.


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