Creative choices : changes to Australian copyright law and the future of the public domain

Moore, Christopher 2005, Creative choices : changes to Australian copyright law and the future of the public domain, Media international Australia, incorporating culture and policy, no. 114, pp. 71-82.

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Title Creative choices : changes to Australian copyright law and the future of the public domain
Author(s) Moore, Christopher
Journal name Media international Australia, incorporating culture and policy
Issue number 114
Start page 71
End page 82
Publisher University of Queensland
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2005-02
ISSN 1329-878X
Summary Changes to Australian copyright law introduced under the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement will diminish the public domain, criminalise common copyright infringing practices and locally introduce significant portions of the controversial 1998 American Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This paper examines these imminent changes to Australian copyright law, with specific attention to the potential effects of the extended duration of copyright protection and the introduction of technological anti-circumvention measures. It argues that public domain-enhancing activities are crucial for sustaining cultural creativity and technological innovation, and discusses the potential role of the Creative Commons movement in establishing economically viable and legal alternatives to the current model of trade-oriented copyright reform.
Language eng
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2005
Copyright notice ©2005, Univesity of Queendland, School of English
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041575

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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