Simpsons Solicitors

Kookaburra Down Under – Larrikin Owns the Copyright

October 18th 2009

On 30 July 2009, the Federal Court upheld Larrikin Music Publishing’s ownership of copyright in Kookaburra Sits On the Old Gum Tree.

Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Limited [2009] FCA 799.

Simpsons acts for Larrikin Music and the case is ongoing. The issue of whether Men at Work’s Down Under reproduces a substantial part of Kookaburra is set down for hearing on 26 October 2009.