Book Chapter

If We Redesigned Copyright from Scratch, What Might it Look Like?

Rebecca Giblin, Kimberlee Weatherall

What If We Could Reimagine Copyright? | ANU Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

What if we could start with a blank slate, and write ourselves a brand new copyright system? If we could scrap the existing structure entirely and design a law to encourage creativity, remunerate and support creators, and increase the size of cultural markets to ensure broad access to new knowledge and creativity; in short, if we could draw up a new copyright law that genuinely furthered the public interest, what might it look like? Would we opt for radical overhaul? Or would we keep our current fundamentals? What parts of the system would we jettison? What would we keep?

University of Melbourne Researchers