Xenophon opposes mandatory ISP filtering, but fight not over yet

nocleanfeed, ISP filtering, xenophon, politics, senate, greens, coalition, minchin, ludlam (Image by liam.jon_d under CC BY SA 2.0). Asher Moses reports that “The Government's plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has effectively been scuttled, following an independent senator's decision to join the Greens and Opposition in blocking any legislation required to get the scheme started.”[…]

The statutory licence for cover versions and Creative Commons licensing

copyright, Posts related to Creative Commons, s 55, musical, works, music, covers, record Section 55 of the Copyright Act provides a statutory licence that allows 'manufacturers' to record musical works for retail sale, or for making other records for retail sale. The scheme is remarkably convoluted, and there are a number of restrictions – most[…]

Obama poster in Australia: we still don’t have a transformative exception

copyright, obama, poster, associated press, shepard fairey, fair use, transformative use The original Associated Press photograph of Barack Obama and Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster (compilation from NYT blog story). (I originally wrote some of this content for EFA's submission (PDF) to the Department of Broadband, Communication and Digital Economy’s Future Directions review.) In a major[…]

EFA Submission to DBCDE Future Directions paper

accessibility, Copyright, Posts related to Creative Commons, dbcde, Digital Economy, ICT, training, open access, public sector information, submission Today I finished EFA's submission (PDF) to the Department of Broadband, Communication and Digital Economy’s Future Directions review. The submission tackles a number of important issues for the digital economy, including open access to public sector information,[…]

Lessons from CC South Korea on volunteers

Posts related to Creative Commons, south korea, volunteers, ccap09 Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Commons Crossroads, the Creative Commons Asia Pacific 2009 conference organised by Creative Commons Philippines and supported by Arellano law school. The event was fantastic. I learnt a lot about what the other jurisdictions' Creative Commons projects were up[…]