zooey, I get the sense you are a lawyer or have significant legal training, so I figure I'd ask U.
I dig this is in australia and you are US (I assume Australia is common law) , but do you think there is an opportunity for a laches defense in the Men at Work case?
I'm not knowledgeable on the practicals of laches, I dig the basic concept and that's abt the limit of my exposure to it.
I'm a practicing IP attorney, but I'm not a litigator. It certainly sounds to me like the the copyright owner sat on his rights for an unreasonably long time.