December 11, 2017

Geoffrey Rush defamation case

My brief explainer on Geoffrey Rush’s defamation case against the Tele is in the latest Inside Story.
March 23, 2017

A quick guide to reading contracts

My law partner Michael Easton has put together this quick guide to reading and understanding entertainment law contracts. Well worth a read.
December 20, 2016

The new golden age of Australian true crime

In this article I make the case for why Australian true crime serial podcasting is better than Serial itself. I review three recent podcasts – Phoebe’s Fall, Ballarat’s Children and Searching for Rachel Antonio for the latest edition of Inside Story. Happy and safe holidays everyone and best wishes for […]
May 27, 2016

Would fair use mean less sport news in Oz?

There’s a lot of debate about whether to introduce a US-style “fair use” exception to Australian copyright law. Supporters argue that it will allow new free uses of copyright in the public interest. But if you read “public interest” as “the well known insatiable Aussie interest in sports news”, then […]
February 18, 2016

Australia’s answer to Argo

I came across this excellent piece of writing about a 1970s trip to Iran by an Australian 13 year old boy, by Australian author Ross Duncan. Surely this will soon be optioned as Australia’s answer to Argo…