The Australian Sony PlayStation Case: How Far Will Anti-circumvention Law Reach in the Name of DRM?

  • Brian Fitzgerald
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3919)


This chapter overviews the legal issues arising from the modification of the Sony PlayStation console under Australian Copyright Law – the so called anti-circumvention provisions. It will explain how these provisions have been interpreted by the courts and focus on the very recent decision of the Australian High Court. The article concludes by examining the extent to which the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) will impact upon this area of law.


Random Access Memory Free Trade Agreement Copyright Owner Copyright Infringement Australian Consumer 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Fitzgerald
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  1. 1.Head Law SchoolQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbane

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