Contributors and Arguments in Australian Policy Debates on Fair Use and Copyright: The Missing Discussion of the Creative Process

Patricia Aufderheide, Dorian Hunter Davis


A discourse analysis of 350 submissions to two Australian governmental inquiries on introducing fair use to Australian copyright law demonstrates the importance of independent research and expertise in policy debates, but the scarcity of creator voices and attention to the creative process. The absence points to the need for more scholarly research that can transcend stakeholder positions.


copyright, creativity, policy, stakeholders, public intellectuals

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