The Federal Government has today announced it will not implement the Productivity Commission’s proposed changes to territorial copyright law. The news broke just prior to a rally in Melbourne this morning, organised by the AMWU. The union represents workers in the printing industry, who have joined with authors and publishers in fighting the proposed changes.
Read today’s Sydney Morning Herald article.
to download the government’s media release, from the office of Dr Craig Emerson, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs.
And you can read publisher Michael Heyward’s article from July—here— explaining why this is an important win.