QUT Submission to Australian copyright notice scheme

We have just lodged our submission to the Communications Alliance draft industry code to introduce a copyright notice scheme.

In making this submission, we suggest that Australia learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions, and avoid some of the mistakes that have been made. In particular, this involves:

  • Ensuring that adequate information is available to evaluate the success of the scheme
  • Ensuring that notices sent to consumers provide full and accurate information that helps them understand their rights and options

  • Limiting the potential abuse of the system, and particularly attempts to intimidate consumers into paying unfair penalties through ‘speculative invoicing’

  • Avoiding the potential for actual or perceived bias in the scheme’s oversight body

You can view the submission here.
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Copyright 2010: Moral rights and open licensing; graduated responses and the rule of law

Over the last two days, I have been at the Copyright 2010 Conference hosted by the CIPL at ANU and organised by Dr Matthew Rimmer.

I presented two papers at this conference, one on moral rights and open licensing and another on graduated response schemes and the rule of law.

You can grab my slides for these here:

Abstracts below the fold:
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