Will TPP set a Copyright Trap?

This article, by Trish Hepworth from the Australian Digital Alliance was originally published on their website. As Ministers gather to nut out the last details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concerned creators are waiting to see what impact the decision has on their ability to use, reuse and create. Worries about the extensive intellectual property chapter […]

Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes

This article, by Kimberlee Weatherall from the University of Sydney was originally published at The Conversation. See the original article. Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years […]

A step towards real privacy protection?

This article, by Alastair MacGibbon, from the University of Canberra’s Centre for Internet Safety, was originally published on The Conversation. See the original article. Alastair will be participating in a panel discussion in Canberra this Thursday about mandatory data retention and mass surveillance. Book your seat now! Civil action is the big stick needed to […]

EFA launches caniwatchit.com.au

EFA, Australia’s leading voice for digital rights since 1994, is today launching caniwatchit.com.au, a website that provides information about the legal availability in Australia of the top ten most infringed movies worldwide. EFA has also published a submission guide for people interested in responding to the government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper. As the caniwatchit.com.au […]

A small step towards fair use; a giant leap for the visually impaired

EFA welcomes the government’s announcement that Australia has finally signed the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities. This treaty is the result of many years of hard work from disability advocates and public institutions. It will give Australia’s blind and visually impaired persons (BVIPs) access to […]