The Australian Society of Authors CEO, Juliet Rogers, has released an update regarding Scott Morrison’s plan to remove parallel importation restrictions (PIRs) on books.
22 AUG 2016 — The Productivity Commission is set to hand the Government its final report on Intellectual Property Arrangements on Friday 23 September. We expect it will not have changed its recommendations. You will remember that the Commission’s plans would:
* Diminish the rights and income of authors;
* Risk the ability of local publishers to invest in Australian authors; and
* Risk the commercial viability of local bookstores.
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