Copyright laws under threat

Writers, editors and publishers in Australia are worried about the Australian government’s proposed changes to legislation which would change the automatic 50-year copyright ownership of written work by writers and publishers. Hopefully the government is listening to writers’ publishers and writers’ organisations in Australia and decides not to make the proposed changes. For anyone who doesn’t know much about the issue, here is an explanation of the existing laws and rules about copyright in Australia, published by Writers’ Victoria: