Fair use proposal in Australia attracts international attention

(26 February 2014)  The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recently released a report proposing that a ‘fair use’ exception be introduced to Australian copyright law, moving from a closed list of exceptions to the open-ended fairness test which has characterized US copyright law since 1978.

Simon Collinson ponders what the proposed introduction of fair use to Australian copyright law means for publishers, and why is it attracting international attention.

Read what he has to say on the PublishingPerspectives website.

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