Cooking for Copyright Day 31 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

We're using vintage recipes to push for copyright reform, with Cooking for Copyright Day on Friday 31 July. We're focusing on the fact that in Australia copyright in published works lasts 70 years after the death of the creator, but for unpublished works, copyright lasts forever. This means old diaries, letters, even recipes are locked away. We're campaigning for unpublished and published works to have the same term of copyright.

You'll find more than 20 handwritten recipes from pre-1955 on the web page. We're effectively contravening copyright law by publishing them here - but it's for a good cause. Be part of it by cooking one of these recipes, or an old favourite, and posting a photo to facebook or tweeting with the hashtag #cookingforcopyright.