Grant McAvaney Presentation Summary

Copyright for Editorial Gatekeepers
There is enough to worry about when editing creative works without also having to deal with complex, headache-inducing legal issues. Thankfully, when it comes to copyright law, even a little (sound) knowledge goes a very long way. Grant will give an overview of the ‘must-knows’ in the world of copyright; important items that should set off – or turn off – ‘alarm bells’ during editing. His presentation will highlight: (a) when consent is or is not required when using the creative works of others, including the application of ‘fair dealing’ defences available in the Australian Copyright Act; (b) the potential problem of ‘self-plagiarism’, whereby contractual rights may alter the usual position in copyright; and (c) some potential legal changes on the horizon that are worth keeping in mind.