Representative Actions, Proof of Fact and Author Privacy in Copyright Law: A History and a Concern
journal contributionposted on 29.10.2019, 09:10 by Elizabeth Adeney
Recent judgments in Australia have called for author identiﬁcation in order that copyright subsistence may be established. There is a risk that such calls will be taken too literally, to the detriment of author privacy. This article considers the legal mechanisms by which author identity has historically been shielded from disclosure, without the operation of the copyright system being impaired. It expresses the hope that those who are responsible for developing copyright law will be mindful of the concern for author privacy which has long been part of copyright discourse.