OUR 2017 INSIGHTS EVENT COMES TO PERTH,
FREE FOR ALL COPYRIGHT AGENCY
& CHAMBER OF ARTS AND CULTURE WA MEMBERS
Insights provides copyright information for creators and publishers, and is host to an impressive panel of acclaimed Australian creators. The panel will discuss how recent changes to simplify the Copyright Act will work and what the Productivity Commission’s controversial recommendations on copyright could mean for Australia’s creative industries.
Date: 2nd May
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, 36/250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
COPYRIGHT AGENCY INSIGHTS SERIES
The rights of creators are under threat. The Productivity Commission’s recent recommendation to introduce a US style ‘fair use’ copyright exception, among other proposed changes, could undermine one of the foundations of creativity and innovation in Australia.
We welcome you to attend our information session and panel discussion on the importance of copyright in cultivating Australian stories.
3pm – 3:30pm: Registration
3:30pm – 3:45pm: An update on the current copyright landscape by Adam Suckling, Copyright Agency CEO
3:45pm – 5pm: Fair Use, Fair For Who?
This panel discussion will focus on the Productivity Commission’s recent recommendation to introduce a US style ‘fair use’ copyright exception. Our panelists, including Terri-ann White, Michael Tucak, Jo Darbyshire and Adam Suckling, will debate the uncertainty of creating and publishing without the current protections.
5pm: Networking drinks
Terri-ann White has been published since the late 1980s, has taught writing in universities, and previously been an independent bookseller. Her books include a volume of short stories, a novel, and five anthologies. She has an abiding interest in the way that expression is made across different forms by thinkers and artists. She is currently Director, UWA Publishing.
Michael Tucak is founder and Principal Lawyer at creative|legal, a specialist WA legal firm for arts, culture, creativity and innovation. He has 20 years legal experience, and has lectured in Arts Law and Fashion Law. He is a board member at pvi collective and the Chamber of Arts and Culture (WA) and previously at FringeWorld (Artrage), board RTRFM 92.1 and the Emerging Writer’s Festival.
Jo Darbyshire is an established visual artist who moved home and studio to Fremantle in 2014. Her abstract paintings reference the social and environmental history of places, but also aim to suggest their sensory and poetic nature. She studied Fine Arts at WAIT in 1979, completed a Post-Graduate Diploma at Canberra School of Art, in 1991 and a Master of Creative Arts in Cultural Heritage, at Curtin University in 2004.