You will probably have heard by now about the Productivity Commission Report that recommends abolishing Territorial Copyright on books and so allowing the Parallel Importation of books. Many Australians are up in arms about this.
We have initiated a new blogsite to help explain our campaign and the issues behind it, and to demonstrate the breadth of opposition amongst authors, publishers, independent booksellers, parents, teachers, librarians, printers and book lovers.
The blogsite address is http://savingaussiebooks.wordpress.com/ This new website offers information (easy to understand), links, comments and access to practical ways people can contact (and lobby) politicians, letters to the editors – and getting our concerns out to the general community.
The site also has guest bloggers willing to put their names to blog entries, (hopefully not just authors) because there’re many other professions and trades who will be affected by this change of law.
Please pass on to as many people as you can in your circles.
The timing is URGENT as the Federal Government will make its decision in the weeks ahead. Many thanks for your interest and support.
4 thoughts on “URGENT – SAVING AUSSIE BOOKS”
Aussie books should be supported we don’t need overseas companies killing our industry.
Alan Fels should just retire and let the future children of Australia enjoy Australian culture in Australian books by Australian authors.
What is he thinking? Probably the same thing that the people who sold our vegemite overseas. Why doesn’t he go and live overseas and do Aussie readers and authors a favor.
Leave Australian books to Australia.
I support saving aussie books – no to parallel importation. Save our books.
See the latest blog on SAVING AUSSIE BOOKS blog – ‘Aussie Bred and Read’ http://savingaussiebooks.wordpress.com/