About a month and a half ago – on 14 May – the Attorney-General issued a press release, announcing proposed new exceptions to copyright: the outcome of a long review that commenced approximately 12 months before (by the way, check out the text in the URL on that last link – it’s deliciously ironic).

I know that the press release was some time ago, and I know, too, that the draft legislation is not out yet. But I’ve been thinking about the press release a bit, lately, and in particular, the way it would seem to indicate that this exception will look. I thought I’d share some of those thoughts. (for other thoughts, see the Australian Copyright Council’s response, posted here). (more…)