What if we could reimagine copyright?

What if we could reimagine copyright? Author Rebecca Giblin
ISBN-10 176046080X
ISBN-13 9781760460808
Year 2017-01-09
Pages 344
Language English
Publisher ANU Press
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What if we could start with a blank slate and write ourselves a brand new copyright system What if we could design a law from scratch unconstrained by existing treaty obligations business models and questions of political feasibility Would we opt for radical overhaul or would we keep our current fundamentals Which parts of the system would we jettison Which would we keep In short what might a copyright system designed to further the public interest in the current legal and sociological environment actually look like Taking this thought experiment as their starting point the leading international thinkers represented in this collection reconsider copyrights fundamental questions the subject matter that should be protected the ideal scope and duration of those rights and how it should be enforced Tackling the biggest challenges affecting the current law their essays provocatively explore how the law could better secure to creators the fruits of their labours ensure better outcomes for the worlds more marginalised populations and solve orphan works And while the result is a collection of impossible ideas it also tells us much about what copyright could be and what prescriptive treaty obligations currently force us to give up The book shows that reimagined copyright could serve creators and the broader public far better than it currently does and exposes intriguing new directions for achievable reform

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