Attached is the plenary presentation that I undertook to the 3rd International SEARCH Conference, Communicating Cultural Diplomacy Through the Media, held at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus on 30-31 May 2013.
My thanks to the conference organisers Dr. Vijaya Sankar, Ms. Josephine Tan, Dr. Antoon de Rycker and the Taylor’s School of Communication for their generosity in inviting me to this event.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) has made a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of Copyright and the Digital Economy. The submission can be viewed here or downloaded from the ALRC web site.
Information on the ALRC Review can be found at their web site, as can other submissions to the inquiry. The Attorney-General, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, gave the ALRC the following Terms of Reference:
Having regard to:
the objective of copyright
Bruce Sterling in WIRED online projects on the difficulties faced for literature and book publishing today. Below are what he sees as eighteen challenges for contemporary literature:
1. Literature is language-based and national; contemporary society is globalizing and polyglot.
2. Vernacular means of everyday communication — cellphones, social networks, streaming video — are moving into areas where printed text cannot follow.
3. Intellectual property systems failing.
4. Means of book promotion, distribution and retail destabilized.
5. Ink-on-paper manufacturing is an