“This exposition of the Law and Practice of Copyright is aimed primarily at practitioners. … The work is not intended to be exhaustive; rather it is a practical guide to enduring principles which have been adapted by the legislature to contemporary conditions. … Sections in the text on jurisdictional problems arising from trans-national access to information, file swapping and various new methods of piracy, guide the reader through developments. … The author both explains the law as it stands and supports the continuing but measured recalibration of the legislation … As such, this is a most commendable contribution to the current understanding of copyright law in Australia.”From the Foreword by the Hon Justice Susan Crennan
Leading copyright lawyer Colin Golvan SC explains copyright with great clarity and sophistication. He balances a sharp focus on “practical” matters like preparing a copyright case for trial and the clauses of a publishing agreement (which can be used as precedents) with discussion of key trends such as copyright and the internet, the use of copyright to protect indigenous art and culture, and the corporatisation of copyright.