Rebecca Giblin on Copyright Contracts
In this episode, Rebecca Giblin, Associate Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School and Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, discusses her article "Are Contracts Enough? An Empirical Study of Author Rights in Australian Publishing Agreements," which she co-authored with Joshua Yuvaraj and will be published in the Melbourne University Law Review. Giblin begins by describing what copyright termination or reversion rights are and how they are supposed to work. She explains that they don't exist under Australian law and discusses her empirical study of publication contracts, which shows that contracts are no substitute. She reflects on why reversion is important and what he study can tell countries that do have a reversion right. Giblin is on Twitter at @rgibli.