OUR 2017 INSIGHTS EVENT COMES TO BRISBANE, FREE FOR ALL COPYRIGHT AGENCY 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: 3rd April
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
Venue: State Library of Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane 4101
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.
11.30 – 12pm: Registration and light lunch
12.00 – 12.30pm: Copyright 101
Learn about first principles of copyright in Australia and how they empower creators and publishers.
Virginia Morrison is a senior lawyer with the Copyright Agency, joining us from Viscopy, where she was Head of Legal & International. Virginia has many years of experience in the field of copyright law, having worked as a senior lawyer with the Australian Copyright Council and an independent copyright consultant.
12.45 – 1.30pm: 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 John Birmingham, Jill Eddington and Adam Suckling will debate the uncertainty of creating and publishing without the current protections.
1.30pm – 2pm: Networking