Individual creators get too small a share of copyright's rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
The EU has repeatedly placed great emphasis on the protection of geographical names like champagne and parmesan during trade negotiations.
We need to make monopoly tech firms more open like the internet itself.
The Trump administration’s plans to restrict visas for Chinese students to curtail intellectual property theft may be necessary, but could also scare away talent, a U.S-China relations expert warns.
Information extracted from copyrighted material should not be seen as an infringement. Such analytical use is good for society.
If companies in key industries collectively shunned the Chinese market, that would force China's leaders to take notice, with less risk of blowback.
Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
Canola is an example of an innovation that sprung from university research and became a major economic boon to Canada. It should be happening more often.
As the US celebrates Wine Day, China's young winemakers are a reminder of the power and value of cameraderie and cooperation in this age-old industry.
China established a system of approving foreign investments on condition the businesses involved agreed to partner with local firms and transfer knowledge and skills to the local Chinese market.
Even though Australia sides with the US on more areas of policy, it should be careful about being dragged into the back-and-forth of sanctions between the US and China.
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
'Parasitic' or copycat brands which mimic famous names are creating a market place of their own but they are treading on thin ice when it comes to copyright and intellectual property law.
There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
It's questionable whether current copyright laws actually support artists or more local content.
The UK is the latest country where tobacco companies cannot market their brands on their packets.
The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go.
The copyright wars are set to continue, with the government releasing a Productivity Commission report arguing for a relaxation of intellectual property laws.