So today, I made a presentation to a class of post-grad law students from UNSW regarding copyright reform and Internet freedom. Was great to have such a receptive audience for a talk that lasted a little over an hour!

I’ve embedded the slideshow below, or click here to open it.

After reports that Disney was pressing for a copyright term extension at the recent stakeholder briefing in Singapore for the TPP, I emailed DFAT in order to get their position on this matter.

In their response, they claim that they will not support provisions that would extend copyright terms in Australia, but would support clauses that serve to reinforce Australia’s current position on copyright term.

While it’s great that DFAT claim they aren’t intending to support an extension of copyright term at this time, I’m disappointed—but not surprised—that they would choose to vertically integrate the current copyright term in yet another treaty.