Government could buy Aboriginal flag copyright to settle dispute, lawyer says

Fiona Phillips says legal status of flag image is a ‘unique situation’ that requires a public policy solution

A leading copyright lawyer says the Australian federal government could step in to settle the current dispute over who can reproduce the Aboriginal flag, by buying out all the rights to license the image.

Former CEO of the Australian Copyright Council Fiona Phillips says the legal status of the Aboriginal flag is a “unique situation” that requires a public policy solution.

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