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Copyright reform: Orphan Works in, Fair Use out

Copyright reform: Orphan Works in, Fair Use out

The Federal Government has announced proposed copyright reform bringing , and while this includes the potentially troubling Orphan Works exception, the more controversial and harmful US-style Fair Use exception is no longer a consideration. This marks the beginning of an end to an eight-year inquiry into reforming copyright, with Australian creatives likely to welcome the reforms which mostly benefit cultural and educational institutions. Read more

Dumping Quilty: Mean-spirited, unfair and lacking transparency

Dumping Quilty: Mean-spirited, unfair and lacking transparency

It comes across as mean-spirited, unfair and lacking any transparency for media organisations to announce their draconian punishments against Andrew Quilty without providing the most basic details of the accusations, or flagging any further investigation into the claims on which those punishments are based. Read more

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