Why disrespect is bad news for creators

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Executive Director of Australian Society of Authors Angelo Loukakis debunks the hype that cash and copyright are bad for creatives.

Image: True Colors by Antonio Iacobelli

Copyright is pretty simple really. To use author John Birmingham’s words, it’s a codification of respect for creators. It means that if you want to use someone else’s original work, you ask permission. And if the creator wants to be paid for it, you pay them or you simply don’t use their work.

Angelo Loukakis

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