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Australia’s Literary Culture

I was surprised to learn that in Australia, if a book doesn’t become available within 30 days of publication overseas, a bookseller can ignore territorial copyright and parallel import it.  Such a rule provides incentive to publishers to make foreign books quickly available in Australia and gives a flexibility to booksellers that other countries don’t have.

Read more about this 30-day rule and other aspects of copyright laws on The Australian web site.

Posted by on December 22, 2008.

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