25 Sep 2016

Literary copyright in the age of the internet

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 25 September 2016
Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe Photo: supplied

Are copyright lawyers soon going to be out of a job in this open-access internet age?

The world-wide web may offer plenty of new opportunities, but can artists or writers hope to hold onto the absolute ownership of their work once it's been published?

In America, the Authors Alliance helps writers struggling to understand publishers contracts, and authorse who may want to reclaim their neglected books from unenthusiastic publishers.

The executive rirector is copyright attorney Michael Wolfe, who tells Lynn Freeman the last decade has changed everything for writers.