24 February 2017

The Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission presented this speech on copyright and the concept of fairness to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum.

23 February 2017

Open Access is now here to stay. It also displays a variety of forms that do not all conform with the project of distributed human intelligence with which it is associated, argues Jean-Claude...

5 January 2017

This book shows that, reimagined, copyright could serve creators and the broader public far better than it currently does – and exposes intriguing new directions for achievable reform.

20 December 2016

In undertaking this inquiry, the Productivity Commission was asked to consider whether current arrangements provide an appropriate balance between access to ideas and products, and encouraging...

18 November 2016

A fall in the proportion of Australian internet users accessing unlawful content online and a rise in the uptake of streaming services are the key findings of the 2016 online copyright...

2 October 2016

Corporations are using U.S. copyright law to harass and silence individuals and obstruct freedom of the press, reports Murray Hunter.


Blog post
19 September 2016

Mike Masnick looks at a recent Indian court decision regarding the photocopying of text books and 'fair use.'

Conference paper
7 September 2016

This paper suggests that even if highly desirable copyright reforms eventuate, such as a broad fair use exception and ending perpetual copyright in unpublished works, many complexities will remain...

Journal article
27 July 2016

Examines the interpretation of the defence of fair dealing ‘for the purpose of parody or satire’, a defence that was added to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in 2006.

20 July 2016

Official New Zealand Government guidelines to provide clarity on how government agencies can make their software open source.