LoveOzYA opposing copyright proposals and parallel importation
The LoveOzYA committee has decided to make a submission to the Productivity Commission, outlining our strong opposition to their suggested changes to copyright proposals and parallel importation.
We will be submitting a letter composed and signed by the current committee, but we'd like to give everyone in the LoveOzYA community a chance to co-sign and provide us with their personal statements of opposition, to be sent with the submission.
We also encourage everyone to submit individually to the Productivity Commission here, but believe also coming out as a united front will be impactive.
Anyone can co-sign and provide a statement - we encourage bloggers, vloggers, teachers, librarians, authors, readers - everyone to reach out and speak up!
If you'd like to know more about the Productivity Commission, and understand why these copyright proposals and parallel importation will hurt the industry, read up here:
- #LoveOzYA Committee & Community response to: Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements
- Writers and publishers voice opposition to new copyright proposals
- Productivity Commission calls for free import of books, copyright shake-up
- An open letter from Jackie French (AM) in response to the Productivity Commission’s Report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements
- Author Alison Croggon's series of Tweets on the subject
- Productivity Commission recommendation threatens livelihood of book industry
Submission to the Commission is due by June 3. If you would like to add your name and/or statement to LoveOzYA's official submission - comment on this post, or email committee member Danielle Binks: firstname.lastname@example.org