This report was produced for Australian Screen Association (ASA) to give an initial assessment of the efficacy of the site blocking of 5 sites implemented in Australia in December 2016, using data from 1 October 2016 up to 31 March 2017.
The Department of Communications and the Arts is seeking submissions from stakeholders on the draft findings and recommendations outlined in this draft report, and any other issues relevant to the inquiry terms of reference.
Copyright safe harbours can be a useful policy tool. They help ensure that exposure to copyright liability doesn’t inhibit socially or economically useful activity, such as developing internet infrastructure.
The Online Infringement Amendment (OIA) enables a copyright owner to apply to the Federal Court to block access to an online location operated outside Australia with the primary purpose of infringing (or facilitating infringement of) copyright content. This review supports the Australian government’s commitment to...
Australian creators struggle to understand copyright law and how to manage it for their own projects. Indeed, a new study has found copyright law can act as a deterrent to creation, rather than an incentive for it.
This report finds that individuals and institutions need clear guidance on the legality of archiving legacy software to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to illuminate the history of technology.
This study looks at how a sample of Australian creators understand, use and manage copyright law when they want to incorporate copyrighted material into their work. It focuses particularly on creators’ licensing practices and their employment of copyright exceptions (fair dealing).
Australia's new copyright legislation is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough to create an environment that fosters Australian innovation, argues Kylie Pappalardo.
The liability of internet intermediaries, particularly Internet Service Providers, for the unlawful online actions of third party users is a persistent theme and problem of cyberlaw. This article identifies and analyses the limits on the new statutory jurisdiction to grant no-fault injunctions.
The results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey show that Australians are embracing streaming services and are more willing to pay for online content.
The document emphasizes the U.S Copyright Office’s longstanding position that section 108 needs to be updated so that libraries, archives, and museums have a robust, comprehensible, and balanced safe harbor to fulfill their missions.
This consultation process is intended to draw stakeholder views on whether the Copyright Regulations Exposure Draft and the TPM Regulations Exposure Draft (Exposure Drafts) are fit for purpose, including whether they may be further simplified or modernised.
This discussion paper has been released to generate feedback on the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies, and whether the current voluntary code represents best practice, contains sufficient monitoring and review mechanisms, and if it should be mandatory for all collecting...
This Australian government response document supports a number of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations and acknowledges the importance of further consultation with stakeholders on future copyright reforms.
This report examines the U.S. economic contribution of industries relying on fair use and related legal provisions.
This study researched how communication studies fare with the open access citation effect, as well as whether researchers follow their journal deposit policies.
This briefing paper exposes the lack of evidence or justification for the proliferating legal mandates by federal agencies that coerce authors and publishers to make their scholarly articles available for free to the world.
The Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission presented this speech on copyright and fair use to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum.
Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s book – What If...
Access means access. Whenever access to documents is impeded, the quality of human communication suffers. Impeding access can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from limiting who can work with documents, to delaying when such work can take place.
Financial barriers and embargoes,...