Professor Henry Ergas and Professor Allan Fels
A Submission to the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper
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Authors’ summary of Key Points:
The changes proposed in the government’s recent discussion paper on “Online Copyright Infringement” have the potential to impose costs that greatly exceed their benefits.
By extending authorisation liability, the proposals will place on ISPs and on a broad range of other entities, including cloud service providers, schools and libraries, risks they are poorly placed to manage. This inefficient allocation of risk will increase costs for end-users and chill innovation.