The first of two recurring themes in the book asks the question whether the needs and status of government should be different from private sector institutions, which also obtain copyright protection under the law. The second theme aims to identify the relationship between government copyright law and policy, national cultural policy and fundamental governance values.
"As the first authoritative treatise on government copyright to be published in Australia, this book will be of immediate interest and relevance to Australian lawyers and policy makers, particularly in the light of ongoing efforts to ensure that the intellectual property system stimulates innovation and fosters trade and investment. Given that government copyright is recognised to some extent in most countries worldwide, this book is a valuable contribution to the international literature on this topic, which remains sparse."
From the Introduction by Dr Anne Fitzgerald and Prof. Brian Fitzgerald
John S Gilchrist is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University Academy of Law. He studied Arts and Law at Monash University and holds postgraduate degrees and qualifications from Monash University, the Queensland University of Technology, the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
Covering everything from copyright’s early history to the protection of cutting-edge software, Copyright Master is a concise, practical guide through the labyrinth of licensing and intellectual property.
Whether by explaining the Creative Commons system, providing a useful guide to takedown notices, or examining the process for licensing orphan works, Copyright Master forms an ideal primer. It will help you use content imaginatively and judiciously, detailing what you can do without licences, including fair use, American legislation and recent amendments to British fair dealing rules. Finally, Copyright Master looks into the future of this rapidly-changing field and examines how the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy will shape digital copyright in the years to come
Packed with tips, links, and other practical information, this is an essential guide for anyone wanting to create and use copyright with confidence.