Some assorted thoughts on the ALRC fair use report

The ALRC Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy was released earlier this month. It’s an extremely thorough and well-reasoned analysis of exceptions in Australian copyright law. The main thrust of the report is to recommend that Australia introduces fair use; in the alternative, the ALRC recommends consolidating the fair dealing defences and expanding the[…]

CCI submission to ALRC Copyright Inquiry

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of Copyright and the Digital Economy. Our submission can be viewed hereor downloaded from the ALRC web site. The main points of the submission were: There is little evidence in Australia or elsewhere[…]

ALRC Copyright Exceptions Review submission

My submission to the ALRC Copyright Exceptions Review issues paper is available here. In the submission, I argue that: Australia should introduce a transformative use exception. Transformative use is an important part of the copyright balance: it provides a mechanism through which to balance the rights of past authors against the interests of future authors.[…]