[A2k] A2K - Australian Copyright Clash over Textbook Rentals

Matthew Rimmer RimmerM at law.anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 3 16:22:04 PDT 2013

Catherine Armitage - Copyright Clash over Textbook Rentals - The Sydney Morning Herald 3 April 2013 http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/copyright-clash-over-textbook-rentals-20130402-2h4si.html
The dispute raises important issues about copyright law, rental rights (which exist for sound recordings and computer programs but not literary works or published editions), and competition law.
The issue may well be picked up by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy.

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