Australian readers – take note

Because this is important and this is some governmental bullshit right here…

Jay Kristoff - Literary Giant

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Hello Droogs,

I’m taking a moment away from the usual brand of shenanigans and tomfoolery that plagues the pages of this blog to talk about a threat to the Australian publishing industry and Australian authors. This is a long post, but if you’re a reader of Australian fiction, you should seriously read on. There will be cake at the end.*

You may be aware that the Australian Federal Government is looking to change existing copyright laws in a way that will be deeply damaging to the Australian book industry, particularly to creators (like yours truly) and publishers.

The Turnbull Government has stated its intention to remove the Parallel Importation Rules (PIRs) that currently exist to protect Australian territorial copyright. These rules were put in place to ensure that if an Australian publisher holds the rights to a book – whether from a…

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2 thoughts on “Australian readers – take note

  1. James J. Cudney IV April 25, 2017 at 00:28 Reply

    Fun site. We connected on Goodreads and I will follow on here to see your new content. I am on WP, my site is https://thisismytruthnow.com

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  2. Miracle Milli Reads May 20, 2017 at 04:29 Reply

    Hey!

    Nice blog (: I just started mine up and was looking for a few relative friends in the book world! I have a Booktube channel too. Also, There is a giveaway currently going on and I will be posting more as soon as I finish editing a few videos.

    Thanks and I hope you like my blog! :*

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