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Australian Copyright Agency chair: We must pay our creative people their due

Submitted by jboyd on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:16

Copyright Agency Chair, Mr Kim Williams, has delivered a speech to the Melbourne Press Club and published an oped in a major Australian newspaper – The Age - that slams the Productivity Commission's report into Australia's intellectual property and copyright arrangements which was delivered in May.

The report’s controversial proposal that the ideal copyright term should be between 15 and 25 years from creation stems from “ignorance about the drivers of innovation and disrespect for artists”, says Williams.  The result will be less innovation, less money for artists and a compromised national creative future.
Click here for Williams’ article in The Age