A new website asserts that ‘Australia’s copyright laws are out of touch with the digital world’ and gives a list of ‘examples’. Unfortunately, a number of the ‘examples’ are unsubstantiated, and inconsistent with the facts.
|Australian schools pay up to four times more in copyright fees to deliver education using digital technologies than using paper copies.||
|Australian schools currently pay millions of dollars to use content freely available on the Internet – like free tourism maps of Australia, or fact sheets for treating head lice.||
|Australian schools pay fourteen times more per student to use copyright works in schools than schools do in New Zealand. And up to seven times more than schools in the UK and five times more than schools in Canada.||