The Government and Copyright: The Government as Proprietor, Preserver and User of Copyright Material Under the Copyright Act 1968 focuses on the interplay between law, policy and practice in copyright law by investigating the rights of the government as the copyright owner, the preserver of copyright material and the user of other's copyright material under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
The first of two recurring themes in the book asks the question whether the needs and status of government should be different from private sector institutions, which also obtain copyright protection under the law. The second theme aims to identify the relationship between government copyright law and policy, national cultural policy and fundamental governance values.
John S. Gilchrist is a senior research fellow at the Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University
Table of cases
Table of legislation
2. Crown copyright: the government as proprietor of copyright material
3. Crown copyright: a comparative perspective
4. The role of national archives: accessing and re-using copyright records
5. Legal deposit: the government as acquirer and preserver of national copyright material
6. Crown use: the government as user of copyright material owned by other persons
7. Reform of the law: the government as proprietor, preserver and user of copyright material
' ... the text remains the most comprehensive treatment of the role of government in Australia's copyright regime. Gilchrist's text is particularly valuable to practitioners, academics and other individuals interested in the tensions inherent in the interaction between government and the copyright regime.'
Daryl Wong University of Tasmania Law Review
Size: 250 × 176 mm
17 b&w illustrations and 3 b&w tables
Copyright: © 2015
Publication: 01 Sep 2015