The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has endorsed a submission by the Canberra Society of Editors (CSE) to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements, rejecting its proposed changes to copyright.
Through its member societies, IPEd represents more than 1500 editors in Australia's publishing industry. IPEd is joining CSE and other organisations in pushing to reject the proposed changes, which could lead to authors, photographers, publishers and artists losing the rights to the work they have produced.
The 'fair use for copyright' laws proposed by the Productivity Commission may result in authors of Australian works being uncredited and unrewarded.
See below for the text of the submission, and see p. 11 of Offpress May 2016 for background and comment.