Monday, September 14, 2015

John Birmingham's Chicken Theory of Copyright

Greetings from the Senate Alcove of Australian Parliament House in Canberra, where John Birmingham is speaking on copyright, using on an analogy to fast food chicken recipes. This is at an event organized by the Copyright Agency, for the launch of the book Copyfight, edited by Phillipa McGuinness. The last chapter is "This is How the Future Works" by John Birmingham. At the same time we are in the alcove a great political drama is unfolding a few dozen meters away, with a challenge to Prime Minister Tony Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull, former Minister for Communications. I notice that Mr. Turnbull gets two mentions in the book "Copyfight" and Mr. Abbot gets none.

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