NAVA Launches Open Letter to the Australian Government on Copyright
June 9, 2017
The national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector, NAVA, is gathering signatures as part of a campaign opposing the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to introduce ‘Fair Use’ in Australia.
The recommendations to relax copyright protections with the introduction of the US doctrine of ‘Fair Use’ and the extension of Safe Harbour provisions are straight out of the Big Tech playbook and will harm the ability of Australia’s home-grown artists to create art and make a living.
The Open Letter contains hundreds of signatures from across the visual arts sector.