Copyrights and copyfights : copyright law and the digital economy

Flew, Terry, Suzor, Nicolas P., & Liu, Bonnie Rui (2013) Copyrights and copyfights : copyright law and the digital economy. International Journal of Technology Policy and Law, 1(3), pp. 297-315.

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Abstract

This paper will consider questions around the reform of copyright law, and how they are increasingly being framed by the challenges of the digital economy. It discusses the review of copyright and the digital economy being undertaken by the Australian Law Reform Commission, with particular reference to the costs and benefits of copyright law to consumers and creative producers. We argue that there is a pressing need to develop fair copyright rules that encourage investment in the digital economy, allow widespread dissemination of knowledge through society, and support the innovative reuse of copyright works. To better align copyright law with these goals, we recommend that Australia introduce an open ended ‘fair use’ style copyright exception, and encourage the development of a digital copyright exchange of the sort discussed in the UK by the Hargreaves and Hooper Reports.

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ID Code: 63047
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: copyright law, intellectual property, digital copyright exchange, fair use, open access, creative industries
ISSN: 1742-4240
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 InderScience Publishers
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2015 04:26

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