Topic: Olivia Lanchester from Australian Society of Authors will talk through the basics of copyright and the copyright issues which commonly come up for editors. What should you be alert to? Who is responsible for obtaining copyright permissions; when is permission necessary and how do you get it? Olivia will also briefly discuss the rise of self-publishing and some of the consequential demands being placed on editors. Lastly, she will discuss how new methods of distribution and accessibility are changing the conversation around copyright and will update you on the copyright modernisation consultation process currently being conducted by Government.
Presenter: Olivia Lanchester is the Legal Services Manager at the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Previously, she worked as an intellectual property lawyer in private practice and as a freelance editor. She runs the ASA's Contract Assessment Service, helping writers and illustrators to optimise their publishing contracts. Olivia is deeply interested in copyright reform and helps to coordinate the ASA's advocacy.