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Representative actions, proof of fact and author privacy in copyright law: A history and a concern

Monash University Law Review
Volume 39 Issue 1 (2013)

Abstract: Recent judgments in Australia have called for author identification in order that copyright subsistence may be established. There is a risk that such calls will be taken too literally, to the detriment of author privacy. This article considers the legal mechanisms by which author identity has historically been shielded from disclosure, without the operation of the copyright system being impaired. It expresses the hope that those who are responsible for developing copyright law will be mindful of the concern for author privacy which has long been part of copyright discourse.

To cite this article: Adeney, Elizabeth. Representative actions, proof of fact and author privacy in copyright law: A history and a concern [online]. Monash University Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2013: 106-130. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=593574488416095;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0311-3140. [cited 30 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Adeney, Elizabeth; Source: Monash University Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2013: 106-130 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0311-3140 Subject: Copyright infringement; Privacy, Right of--Law and legislation; Copyright, International; Authors--Legal status, laws, etc.; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Associate Professor, School of Law, Deakin University

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection