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Amlink Technologies Pty Ltd and Australian Trade Commission [2005] AATA 359 – Software finally recognised as “goods”
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  • Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Bond University
Date of this Version
12-1-2005
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Journal Article
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Svantesson, Dan Jerker B. Amlink Technologies Pty Ltd and Australian Trade Commission [2005] AATA 359 – Software finally recognised as “goods”, Trade Practices Law Journal, Vol 13 No 4, pp. 232 – 234.

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Abstract

[Excerpt] Up until recently, Australian courts have avoided deciding whether software can appropriately be classed as "goods". However, in Amlink Technologies Pty Ltd and Australian Trade Commission [2005] AATA 359, Senior Member McCabe held that software sold as a tangible commodity, after being copied or mass-produced, ceases to be know-how and becomes goods.

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Dan Jerker B. Svantesson. "Amlink Technologies Pty Ltd and Australian Trade Commission [2005] AATA 359 – Software finally recognised as “goods”" (2005)
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