Here's an interesting piece from the Australian about the challenges facing writer's as a result of proposed changes to copyright law proposed by the Productivity Commission.
Of particular note was the proposed recommendation to limit copyright from the current 70 years after the creator's death down to 15 or 25 years from creation, this can result in a potentially major shortening of copyright protection offered to an author. Luckily for authors, this proposal has already been rejected by the government.
As the article notes, publishing contracts are also becoming increasingly unfair. Please don't hesitate to contract Creative Arts Law and let us assist you if you have any queries or questions about a contract you have been given. A book is a significant investment of your time and energy and taking the time to negotiate your contract properly can save you hassles down the line.
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