Watching your step – How to avoid unintentional infringement while working with third parties 

The factual situation in Campaigntrack v Real Estate Tool Box is not an uncommon one. Wanting a better software program for its operations, a business enters into an arrangement with a software developer who has experience in that area to develop a new program with reference to a competitor program’s functionality. What was interesting and should encourage businesses and individuals to consider their actions when faced with allegations of copyright infringement, was the Full Federal Court’s opinion on what constitutes authorisation of infringement of copyright.

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Melissa Wingard - Special Counsel

Melissa Wingard, Former POF Attorney

BA(Eng&Hist) LLB(Hons) GradDipLegPrac GradDipAppFin&Inv MCyberSecOps

Melissa Wingard is a senior commercial technology lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience, assisting software, cybersecurity, and technology companies, across the Asia Pacific region, grow their business and meet strategic aims, whilst managing risk and regulatory compliance.