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'This volume is the first Australian book devoted to Law and Literature. It emanates from a conference at Monash University held in 1991' (xv). The conference was the second annual conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia.
Contents indexed selectively.
Includes bibliographical references.
* Contents derived from the Sydney,New South Wales,:Federation Press,1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Peter Heerey considers the potential restrictions upon literary and artistic criticism posed by the law of defamation. Among his examples are Porter v Mercury Newspapers  Tas SR 279 and O'Shaughnessy v Mirror Newspapers (1970) 125 CLR 166.
Colin Golvan discusses the imbalance of negotiating positions between publishers and writers, especially inexperienced writers. He concludes: 'Until our writers cultivate an active interest and involvement in the legal processes attaching to publication, then I believe that the notion of contractual fairness in publishing agreements will remain altogether unachievable' (240).