The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes three interesting articles. The first article is by Dan Hunter and discusses the recent Australian Law Reform Commission report proposing a fair use defence to copyright infringement in Australia, examining the experience of fair use cases in the United States and drawing lessons from the jurisprudential history. The second article, by Kimberlee Weatherall, analyses and contextualises the conclusions of the Australian Law Reform Commission regarding the retransmission scheme and assorted broadcast exceptions, arguing that more attention should be paid to cultural policies in thinking about copyright reform. The final article comes from Bob Wright and argues that the Australian government should amend the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in order to introduce United States-style fair use provisions as an additional open-ended exception to copyright sitting below, and integrated with, the current fair dealing exceptions.
The latest Part of OLC publishes the following articles: “Routes to the future: Library trends and prognostications” – Paul Bentley; “Using fair use: The consequences of the inquiry into copyright and the digital economy for librarians and information professionals” – Bill Browne; “Information management for sales and marketing” – Matt Moore and Kelly Tall; and “Life in a Wi-Fi world” – Jon Jermey. Also in this Part are the following sections: Company News; Around the Blogs; Bookshelf and Journals; Databases and Aggregators; Web Watch; Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.