Creative Commons Australia and Organization for Transformative Works submission to the Australian Government’s online copyright infringement discussion paper

Suzor, Nicolas P. & Tushnet, Rebecca (2014) Creative Commons Australia and Organization for Transformative Works submission to the Australian Government’s online copyright infringement discussion paper.

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Abstract

This submission focuses on the adverse effects that the Government’s proposals are likely to have on the legitimate use of copyright works. Copyright exists to support the production of new expression. Because new expression always builds on existing culture, any extension of copyright protection necessarily also increases the costs of creative expression. As a threshold matter, we do not believe that these further increases to the force of copyright law are justified. In recent years, the balance at the heart of copyright law has tipped too far in the direction of established producers and distributors, and now imposes unnecessary costs on ordinary creators. The available evidence does not support a further increase in the penalties and enforcement mechanisms available under copyright law.

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ID Code: 78481
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Creative Commons Australia and Organization for Transformative Works
Keywords: Copyright, "Discussion Paper", Government, Brandis, Reform
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 00:29
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 22:11

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