Digital Defamation
Games, Literature / Writing Defamation By Joanne Teng on 31st December 2009

When it comes to making a statement online it may seem like anything goes: blog rant, LOL-cap someone's photo, flame a forum, whatever. Yet while the Internet is a fantastic space where anyone can have a say on anything it's important to remember that 'real world' defamation laws still apply.

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E-Clauses in Publishing Agreements E-Clauses in Publishing Agreements
Literature / Writing By Andrea Allan on 30th June 2010

The demand for iPads and e-readers continues to grow extraordinarily. This article focuses on e-clauses in publishing agreements and identifies issues to watch out for with the licence for electronic formats. It also discusses one of the impacts of e-clauses, higher royalty rates.

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eLicencing on Social Media sites eLicencing on Social Media sites

Artists should always read the terms and conditions - the Terms of Service (TOS) - instead of instinctively clicking on the button to accept. Taking the time to become informed on important questions about ownership, licensing and deactivating your account may save time and assist in navigating and utilising social media sites to promote artistic endeavours.

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Fair crack: criticism and copyright
Literature / Writing Copyright & moral rights By Simon Etherington on 31st March 2003

Simon Etherington discusses criticism under copyright law.

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From WIPO, Geneva: IGC 19 Report From WIPO, Geneva: IGC 19 Report

The 19th session of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) was held in Geneva, WIPO Headquarters, 18-22 July 2011. We (Trish Adjei and Louise Buckingham) went along as observers for Arts Law. We were also privileged to participate in the Indigenous Caucus during the meeting.

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Just Blog It

Katherine Giles reports on the legal issues that bloggers may have to deal with.

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Law Reform - Final Report into the National Classification Scheme Review Law Reform - Final Report into the National Classification Scheme Review

In March 2011 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) undertook a review of the national classification scheme, the first review of Australia's censorship and classification laws since 1991. After a year's work including extensive public consultation, the ALRC submitted its final report Classification – Content Regulation and Convergent Media (Final Report) to federal Parliament on 1 March 2012.

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