Google Books wins ‘fair use’ but Australian copyright lags

Suzor, Nicolas (2013) Google Books wins ‘fair use’ but Australian copyright lags. The Conversation.

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Australia wants to foster innovation in a digital economy, but our copyright laws discourage businesses from investing in new technologies and make it harder for individuals to access the knowledge upon which innovation is based. Yesterday’s US decision in the Google Books case shows why US copyright law is much more supportive of innovation than ours. This article argues that if the government is serious about encouraging private innovation, introducing fair use is crucially important.

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ID Code: 64548
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: copyright, fair use, innovation, google books, access
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Statement: CC BY-ND 3.0
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 01:27
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2014 22:17

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