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Kookaburra, down under and the dire state of copyright law

February 22nd, 2010 10 Comments

A Kookaburra (image by Eva Hejda) COURT decisions, particularly those involving heinous crimes, are typical talkback and tabloid fodder. But how often does the heinous crime that has the public up in arms revolve around the obscurity of copyright law? Last week, the Federal Court found that Men at Work had infringed the copyright of […]

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Museums in the digital age

August 24th, 2009 6 Comments

WHAT is the role of a museum in a digital age? Should publicly funded collecting institutions be able or even obliged to share their collections online, and what do we need to do to allow them to do it effectively? It’s time to revisit the charters, role, regulation and resources of our museums. Time to […]

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