Tuesday, June 9, 2009

CASE study 3:

Oh so criminal was created as a response to the Australian Government's (in particular the Attorney- 

General's office) "Fair Use and Other Copyright Exceptions: An examination of fair use, fair dealing 

and other exceptions in the Digital Age" Issues Paper, provided in May 2005.  


to quote: Some interest groups feel a copyright balance might be 

better maintained in a rapidly changing digital environment if the 

Copyright Act were to include an open-ended 'fair use' exception 

that would allow the courts to determine whether a particular use 

of copyright material is 'fair' and should be lawful. Others argue 

the present specific exceptions in the Act should be amended to 

make certain uses of copyright material law 


Instead of writing a wordy submission to the Government Keir 

Smith decided to make an example of something that is currently illegal, but thinks should be covered 

by 'fair use'.  

Do you think his work is ‘illegal’? should it be?

I don't know.

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