Productivity Commission’s recommendations on IP reform likely to be lost in election haze

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Abstract

The Productivity Commission aspires to act as the Government’s economic conscience, providing advice that from a neoliberal mindset is rational, but may be politically inconvenient. The Commission has called for a fundamental reworking of Australia’s intellectual property (IP) regime in its 601 page draft Intellectual Property Arrangements report.

The draft is sure to delight some readers, dismay others, remind us of identical recommendations over the past decade and allow the Government to defer hard decisions until well after the election. It features arguments and recommendations of direct relevance to scholars and university administrators. It should provoke a considered response from anyone interested in economic sovereignty, social justice and industry development. Salient recommendations, alas, are likely to be still-born.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Volume2016
No.April
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2016

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