3 comments on “Repealing statutory licences: some unintended consequences?

  1. I’ve just read Lind Javin’s piece in the SMH today. The whole of the spectacular success since 1800 of British/North American/Australian democracy is based on workable Patent and Copyright laws. Individuals are rewarded for thinking outside the square. Those laws should not be changed without very thorough nation-wide investigation and especially not by lawyers. The ALRC should be very careful that they are not taking the first step in a return to the middle ages where any innovation would be grabbed by the local baron, used for his personal or war-mongering purposes and that was the end of it (nowadays read committee for baron). There maybe disadvantages in the existing system but be careful how you change it.

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