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[…]

Transformative use of copyright material (in Australia)

transformative use, copyright Ok, so the final version of my Masters thesis is now up: Transformative use of copyright material. Executive summary This thesis concerns the ability of individuals to engage in transformative use of copyright expression without the permission of the copyright owner. Transformative use refers to the use of existing expression as an[…]