Introduction: Welcome to the cinema pirate-disco / Phillipa McGuiness Be there first, be there better, be there easier / Marc Fennell A hack for the encouragement of learning / Sherman Young Game on : copyright and digital media / Christy Dena Techcrunch : how the new corporation crushed the cultural industries / Elmo Keep One click for chicklit / Monique McDonell The privacy paradox / Clem Bastow Audience ahoy! : sink or swim in the attention-deficit age / Carolin Window The digital cloister / Hannah Forsyth On piracy and illegal downloading / Imogen Banks Asking better questions : history, trove and the risks that count / Tim Sherratt Strangling the golden age of television / Greg Waters Claiming the moral high ground in the copyright wars / Dan Hunter and Nic Suzor 500 ladies in huge frocks : a contemporary classical composer and performer in a digital world / Sally Whitwell Copyright : courts, collecting societies and "kookaburra" / Angela Bowne Fair use and the right to be stupid / Dan Illic Codified respect : copyright as ethics / José Borghino Copyright = trust / Melanie Coombs Big content / Linda Jaivin Justin Heazlewood's bouncing reality check / Justin Heazlewood Everything I didn't know / Lindy Morrison Dappled cities rock on / Tim Derricourt It's a copy, right? / Felicity Fenner The 52 suburbs story / Louise Hawson This is how the future works / John Birmingham.
What rights do artists and creators have in a world where everything is free? Copyright is one of the central economic and creative issues of our time. We expect to be able to log on and read, watch or listen to anything, anywhere, anytime. Then copy it, share it, quote it, sample it, remix it. Does this leave writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists and game developers with any rights at all? Have we forgotten how to pay for content? Is the concept of making a living from creativework outdated? Without effective copyright protection will key Australian businesses collapse? And perhaps the biggest question: has illegal downloading become the largest industry of all and copyright violation a way of life? Copyfight brings together writers, musicians and others from creative industries, media companies, cultural institutions, law firms and universities, including John Birmingham, Linda Jaivin, Clem Bastow and Lindy Morrison.
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