The price of digital downloads in Australia

Big week for parallel imports last week: (1) the US Supreme Court declared US law applies a doctrine of international exhaustion for copyright material (2) Adobe, Apple and Microsoft fronted the Australian Parliament to explain why digital “things” cost so much more in Australia than elsewhere (i.e., the USA). Apple’s defence said, amongst other things, […]

Resale Royalty Right in Australia

The 1709 Blog has a report about the operation of the resale royalty right scheme (hereĀ or here) given by the (then) Minister for the Arts to the Senate. Some highlights: since the scheme started in 2011, CAL (the official collecting agency) has paid out just over $805,000 150 “rights holders” (I guess that would be […]