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Posted 20 May 2021
One great way to incur a large debt is to reuse a commercial document without the consent of the copyright owner. We see this regularly and it rarely ends well.
In a strata context, the most common scenario involves a professional being engaged to prepare a document for an owners corporation or lot owner and those persons or others reusing the document for a similar transaction in the future, without the consent of the professional. Such persons may well find themselves on the wrong end of legal proceedings, possibly incurring substantial legal costs and being required to make a substantial compensation payment to the professional.
Key considerations here:
If you would like to reuse a copyright document which you do not have permission to use, your best and cheapest option will generally be to contact the copyright owner and try to work out an arrangement.
We have considerable experience with these issues and could help you manage difficulties in this area. For further information or assistance in this area please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 9929 0226.
***The information contained in this article is general information only and not legal advice. The currency, accuracy and completeness of this article (and its contents) should be checked by obtaining independent legal advice before you take any action or otherwise rely upon its contents in any way.