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Copying photographs and films in a different format for private use

29 Jan 2008
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The government is reviewing the operation of two new copyright exceptions that permit 'format shifting'. The purpose of this paper is to invite submissions on whether these sections are operating satisfactorily or whether either provision should be modified in some way. The government is reviewing the operation of two new copyright exceptions that permit ‘format shifting’. These exceptions are sections 47J and 110AA of the Copyright Act 1968 which permit photographs and cinematograph films to be reproduced in a different format for private use, subject to certain conditions. Sections 47J and 110AA were introduced by the Copyright Amendment Act 2006 and commenced on 11 December 2006. That Act also requires that a review of the operation of these provisions be carried out by 31 March 2008. The purpose of this paper is to invite submissions on whether sections 47J and 110AA are operating satisfactorily or whether either provision should be modified in some way. No particular view or course of action is endorsed.

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