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|Authors, Copyright, and Publishing in the Digital Era
Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years. However, laws with such extensive histories can often make understanding them complicated. As publishing moves into a digital arena, copyright laws have become increasingly complex.
Authors, Copyright, and Publishing...
Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture
Nadine Desrochers, Daniel Apollon.
The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to better understand digital objects. Researchers from many disciplines revisit paratextual theories in order to grasp what surrounds text in the...
The subject of “authorship and copyright” is an extensive field, encompassing a vast area of research possibilities, spanning areas of law and humanities. This book is situated at the intersection of copyright legislation and literary critical theory on the issue of authorship of written work. The...
History and Development of Copyright
This chapter deals firstly with the history and development of copyright law internationally and secondly with Australian copyright legislation and legislative objectives. The discussion considers the meaning of copyright and, thereafter, studies the development of the copyright framework in Australia....
Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations
This chapter deals with the theoretical foundation of copyright law and considers the various philosophical theories in this regard. The link between copyright law and the philosophical ideals that underpin its theory and interpretation is noted and considered within the ambits of the public sphere as...
Authorship: From Quill to Keyboard and Cyberspace
The role of the author and the meaning of authorship is examined first in the context of legislation and case law and second as seen by critical theorists. The author’s position as natural rights holder and moral rights holder within the ambit of the law is considered against existing legislation and...
Copyright Support Structures
This chapter deals with government and other support structures available to authors internationally and nationally in relation to the enforcement of their copyright and funding. It provides an overview of how the Australian government support structures interact with equivalent global structures and...
The Publishing Industry
This chapter examines the current evolving publishing framework in Australia and the relationship between authors and their publishers, noting the competing interests of the various subaltern spheres (such as the “author sphere” and “publisher sphere”) within the greater public sphere. A comparison...
Research and Methodology
As an inter-disciplinary study, the research employs a multi-method methodology, with the focus on a Humanities-based approach. The research design is characterised by a qualitative/quantitative research model, incorporating survey data and in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling has been employed to...
Research Findings: Authors’ Perceptions and the Copyright Framework
This chapter deals with the findings in relation to the first two research questions, namely: 1) How do Australian authors perceive copyright affecting them, and does it have any impact on how they practise? and 2) Do Australian authors believe that the existing copyright framework supports and...
Research Findings: Authors and Publishing–A Changing Industry
This chapter deals with the third question, namely: What are Australian authors’ views on the changing nature of the publishing industry, and how have they been affected by changes/advances in this area? It focuses on the relationship between authors and publishers, publishing contracts, ebooks...
Discussion and Analysis
A discussion and analysis of the key aspects emerging during the course of the research comprise the basis of this chapter. It addresses, inter alia, the effect of the parallel importing debate on authors’ rights, the issue of publishing contracts, the idea of a “heavenly library” and copyright...
Conclusion and Recommendations
This chapter deals with the research topics based on the discussion and analysis of the findings in chapter 10. It considers, first, what authors’ views are on copyright and how these perceptions influence them in their creative work. Second, it examines the role of copyright support structures and the...