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Report

08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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Research report

07 Nov 2017

This report presents the main findings of the third consumer survey of online copyright infringement amongst Australians aged 12+, conducted in March 2017. The survey asked respondents to think about activities they had undertaken in the past three months, which broadly...

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Discussion paper

15 Sep 2017

For over a decade, the U.S. Copyright Office and other groups have explored the operation of section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (exceptions for libraries and archives) with an eye toward updating the provision for the digital age. After more recent study and review, the Copyright Office is...

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Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Copyright Regulations 1969 and the Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969 are due to sunset on 1 April 2018.

This consultation process is intended to draw stakeholder views on whether the Copyright Regulations Exposure Draft and the TPM Regulations Exposure Draft (Exposure...

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Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The review will examine the extent to which the Code promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of...

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Report

25 Aug 2017

The Australian government wishes to ensure that the intellectual property (IP) system provides appropriate incentives for innovation, investment and the production of creative works while ensuring it does not unreasonably impede further innovation, competition, investment and access to goods and...

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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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Journal article

18 May 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Open access (OA) citation effect studies have looked at a number of disciplines but not yet the field of communication studies. This study researched how communication studies fare with the open access citation effect, as well as whether researchers follow...

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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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Journal article

09 Sep 2016

This article will introduce traditional library practice for licensing multimedia content and discuss the way that consumer-licensing and streaming services disrupt that practice. Sections II and III describe the statutory copyright regime designed by Congress to facilitate the socially-valuable...

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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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