Intellectual property

Cooking for Copyright Day Poster: A4 Size

To raise awareness of the copyright law in Australia and lobby for change, FAIR (the campaign for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has announced Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July, using vintage Aussie recipes from unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts for lamingtons, canteen biscuits and carrot marmalade to drive the copyright reform agenda. 
This poster promotes Cooking for Copyright Day and ways to participate, sized to A4 dimensions.

Cooking for Copyright Day Poster: A3 Size

To raise awareness of the copyright law in Australia and lobby for change, FAIR (the campaign for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has announced Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July, using vintage Aussie recipes from unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts for lamingtons, canteen biscuits and carrot marmalade to drive the copyright reform agenda. 
This poster promotes Cooking for Copyright Day and ways to participate, sized to A3 dimensions.

Cooking for Copyright Day: Frequently Asked Questions

To raise awareness of the copyright law in Australia and lobby for change, FAIR (the campaign for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has announced Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July, using vintage Aussie recipes from unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts for lamingtons, canteen biscuits and carrot marmalade to drive the copyright reform agenda. 
The document outlines and answers questions about the campaign and participation in it.

Media Release, 27 July 2015: Cooking for Copyright Day 31 July

Media release on Monday 20 July 2015. The National Library of Australia has approximately two million unpublished works in its collection, which under Australian law are never released from copyright. To raise awareness of the issue and lobby for change, FAIR (the campaign for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has announced Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July, using vintage Aussie recipes from unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts for lamingtons, canteen biscuits and carrot marmalade to drive the copyright reform agenda. 

Cooking for Copyright Day: 31 July 2015

Through FAIR (the campaign for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources), ALIA and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee ran Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July. Participants were asked to cook from their own or one of 35 copyright-restricted recipes and share the results on social media. The report shares social media posts made in support of the Cooking for Copyright Day campaign.

Support for the Productivity Commission's fair use recommendation

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a signatory on a letter to the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, expressing strong support for the Productivity Commission's recommendation that Australia should introduce a fair use exception into the Copyright Act 1968.
 
The letter is signed by 47 stakeholders who believe a fair use exception is a critical reform to ensure that the Australian economy is best placed for a strong digital future.
 

More copyright reform for libraries in 2019

Article by Jessica Coates, Australia Libraries Copyright Committee, from INCITE January/February 2019 Volume 40 Issue 1/2 - State of Australian Libraries.
 
2018 was a big year for copyright in Australia. It saw the start of several major changes that directly affect libraries, including improved provisions for providing access to people with a disability; simplified educational statutory licences; and a ‘fixed’ preservation exception.
 

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