Copyright

Report

09 Jun 2017

In 2007, CCIA released a report prepared by Capital Trade that was the first comprehensive study quantifying the U.S. economic contribution of industries relying on fair use and related legal provisions. The current report is the third update of the...

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Briefing paper

01 Apr 2017

This briefing paper, written by CPIP Legal Fellow, Bhamati Viswanathan, and CPIP Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Adam Mossoff, exposes the lack of evidence or justification for the proliferating legal mandates by federal agencies that coerce authors and publishers to make...

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Presentation

24 Feb 2017

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

Introduction

Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s...

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Essay

23 Feb 2017

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, for...

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Book

05 Jan 2017

Overview

What if we could start with a blank slate, and write ourselves a brand new copyright system? What if we could design a law, from scratch, unconstrained by existing treaty obligations, business models and questions of political feasibility? Would we opt for...

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Research report

20 Dec 2016

Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements fall short in many ways and improvement is needed across the spectrum of IP rights.

IP arrangements need to ensure that creators and inventors are rewarded for their efforts, but in doing so they must: − foster creative endeavour and...

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Research report

18 Nov 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 infringement survey.

The results of Australia’s second survey of online copyright infringement, showed...

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Commentary

Article

02 Oct 2016

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

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Blog post

19 Sep 2016

Last week, there was a big copyright ruling in India, where a court ruled against some big academic publishers in ruling that a photocopying kiosk, that sold photocopied chapters from textbooks, was not infringing on the copyrights of those publishers. 

We wrote about this case over three...

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Conference paper

07 Sep 2016

Copyright is involved in just about every service provided by Australian libraries. The copyright implications of some services, such as document delivery and inter-library loan, are relatively well defined under the Copyright Act and libraries have established national practices. Other services...

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Journal article

27 Jul 2016

This article concerns 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. The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) provides no definition of ‘parody or satire’; no cases have considered the...

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

These are the official New Zealand Government guidelines to provide clarity on how government agencies can make their software open source.

Government agencies invest significantly in software development and often own the copyright in the software that they develop or that is developed...

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Research report

14 Jul 2016

This resource provides an update of key advocacy and policy issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from April 1 through July 14, 2016.

Topics covered include copyright and IP, open and public access policies, net neutrality and privacy.

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Commentary

Article

01 May 2016

The recently released Productivity Commission report on the Australian intellectual property system is thorough and measured. Its recommendations are far from radical but if implemented would improve the environment for the creation and use of knowledge-based products in Australia. Currently,...

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Research report

29 Apr 2016

Main key points

  • Intellectual property (IP) arrangements need to balance the interests of rights holders with users. IP arrangements should:
    • encourage investment in IP that would not otherwise occur
    • provide the minimum incentives necessary to
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Bill

23 Dec 2015

Proposed changes to Australia’s copyright laws, designed to modernise and improve their workability, have been released for public comment.

The draft amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 will reduce the regulatory burden on the disability sector, libraries, archives and...

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Book

17 Dec 2015

The past few years have seen a quiet, relatively well behaved, and entirely legal revolution in Aotearoa: the growth of a thriving Commons of works made available under Creative Commons open copyright licences.

A Quiet Revolution tells Kiwi stories as diverse as open source...

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Research report

08 Dec 2015

Collaboration, sharing, and cooperation are a driving force for human evolution. Creative Commoners have known this fact all along, and recently there has been a flurry of new research to explain why. 

The online communities that we’ve created together are a global platform for sharing....

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Guide

23 Nov 2015

This book provides the most up-to-date information about when, why, and how to make your work openly accessible.Its goal is to encourage authors to consider open access publishing by addressing common questions and concerns and by providing real-life strategies and tools that authors can use to...

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Website

01 Nov 2015

CC Toolkits is a project to help organize the creative work about Creative Commons (CC), for others to take or remix to help share the importance of Creative Commons with others. This site is a place to find useful information, and communicate experiences sharing CC.

This website contains...

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