Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that … Continue reading

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The Happy Birthday song hasn't been in copyright for generations, and everybody knew it. That didn't stop Warner Chappell music from running a scam where they extorted "royalties" from movies and restaurants that featured the song, charging less than it … Continue reading

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Copyright restricts all kinds of important, everyday uses of creative works—even worse, these strict rules last nearly two lifetimes for any given work. We are fighting to reform and push back against these restrictions in the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), … Continue reading

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EFA reiterates its call for the ISP Copyright Code to be halted. New research released last week by Choice confirms what EFA and most informed observers (including the Communications Minister) have been saying for some time, namely that the primary drivers of … Continue reading

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Cost-benefit analysis of fair use exception EFA today cautiously welcomes last week’s announcement from the Attorney-General that he has requested an analysis of the costs and benefits involved in the introduction of a broad, flexible fair use exception into Australian … Continue reading