Digital rights management


18 Dec 2017

What aspects of the current system hamper the effective flow of knowledge and good governance, how can they be reformed and what advocacy is required?


27 Nov 2017

At a time when our use of digital technologies is increasingly redefining aspects of our personal and professional lives, this report explores urgent questions about the nature of our rights now and into the future.


8 Nov 2017

It is common knowledge that the pace of technological change is always increasing. New Zealand's ability to adapt to new technology depends on whether regulations can keep pace.

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2017

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.

Journal article

9 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.



16 Jun 2016

A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption - get out of its way, writes Jim...


13 Jun 2016

Many people dream of writing a best-selling book, but not many of them actually have a runaway success in them.

In the past, budding author’s spent months, sometimes years, slaving over a typewriter or PC trying to produce something worthy of a Ludlum, King...

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2015

On October 16, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the lower court's fair use decision in Author's Guild v. Google , also known as the 'Google Books' case. Google, through its Library Project, made digital copies of tens of...

Book review

2 Oct 2013

Review Details Date: 2 October 2013 Author: Annabelle Sheehan Publisher: Inside Story Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University

Book Details Title: Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World Publisher: Palgrave Date Published: 2013 Author/s: Stuart CunninghamJon Silver

From Thomas Edison’s short...


30 Nov 2012

The response submission by the Australian Publishers Association in regards to the current Australian copyright law. The APA’s members are active participants in the digital economy. Further, publishers and other creators are at the forefront of new and innovative digital business models. In relation to...

Discussion paper

20 Aug 2012

This issues paper is the first formal publication of the Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation at an early stage. It provides background information about copyright in the digital environment, highlights the issues so far identified in preliminary research and consultations,...

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2011

Over the past decade, the digital economy has enabled extraordinary technological innovation and evolution. The growth of the internet as a global distribution channel has also facilitated an explosion in the range and volume of content available online - from movies to music,...



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