Bonus Material: Take Our Survey on Australian Copyright Reform

In Discussion by Andrew Wilkins

By Andrew Wilkins

There is no time frame set for the proposals made by the Australian Productivity Commission to alter copyright protections, as outlined in our lead article, to become law. The next step is for Australia’s Assistant Treasurer to consider the proposal, which he’s indicated he’s in no hurry to do. The ruling Australian Labour Party has announced a ‘working group’ to examine the impact of the recommendation and already the Council of Australian Governments (a panel of the leaders of Australia’s six states and two territories), has come out against the measure.  It’s unlikely we’ll see legislation this year, but it could come before Parliament next year.

In the meantime, I’ve prepared a simple two-minute online survey to collect international publishing professionals’ thoughts on the Productivity Commission’s proposal. We’ll share the results in an upcoming issue of Publishing Perspectives

CLICK: To take the survey.

About the Author

Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins is the director of Wilkins Farago, an independent, Melbourne-based book publisher. Until 2008, he was publisher of Australia's book industry magazine, Bookseller+Publisher. He travels regularly throughout the Asia-Pacific region.