Australian Copyright Scandal Points to the Need for Greater Oversight of Copyright Collectives

Michael Geist, Apr 28, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

As Michael Geist reports, "The Australian copyright community has been shocked by a scandal involving the Copyright Agency, a copyright collective that diverted millions of dollars intended for authors toward a lobbying and advocacy fund designed to fight against potential fair use reforms." I'd love to think that this is an isolated instance, but of course, it's not.

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