FAIR is campaigning for copyright law reform – it’s long overdue – and right now we’re focused on one thing in particular, the fact that in Australia, while copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator for published works, for unpublished works copyright lasts forever. Unpublished works include old diaries, letters, company records, theses – even recipes. The copyright rules as they currently stand mean that these manuscripts, valuable pieces of social history, are locked away – to no one’s benefit. We’d (ALIA) like the same copyright terms for unpublished works as for published works.
More information here: https://fair.alia.org.au/cookingforcopyright