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Guide

Duration of copyright

From 1 January 2019, new standard terms of copyright protection will apply to original published and unpublished works, sound recordings and cinematograph films.
Report

Copyright 2010: the future of copyright

This article, first published in European Intellectual Property Review outlines the way in which the rise of digital technologies and online social networks has challenged the rationale and efficacy of copyright law. In examining how the law might respond to these challenges, the piece highlights...
Article

Copyright 2010: the future of copyright

This article outlines the way in which the rise of digital technologies and online social networks has challenged the rationale and efficacy of copyright law. This article, first published in European Intellectual Property Review outlines the way in which the rise of digital technologies and...
Report

Making the intangible tangible: the economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries

This report looks at the economic contribution of Australia's copyright industries. The key findings include: • Copyright is a key piece of infrastructure that supports the industries that comprise a modern economy • Copyright industries comprise a substantial proportion of the Australian economy • Australia’s...
Policy report

IFLA statement on copyright education and copyright literacy

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published this statement on copyright education and copyright literacy.
Bill

Copyright Amendment Bill 2006

The Bill proposes to make significant changes to the Copyright Act 1968 affecting provisions dealing with enforcement, copyright exceptions, technological protection measures (TPMs) and the Copyright Tribunal. This Bills Digest provides an overview of the legislation and draws on material from Senate Standing Committee on...
Report

Copyright Amendment Bill 2006

The Bill proposes to make significant changes to the Copyright Act 1968 affecting provisions dealing with enforcement, copyright exceptions, technological protection measures (TPMs) and the Copyright Tribunal. This Bills Digest provides an overview of the legislation and draws on material from Senate Standing Committee on...
Report

Copyright restrictions on the parallel importation of books

Under the Copyright Act 1968, authors and publishers who create a book are automatically entitled to a number of ‘exclusive rights’ over their work. Copyright protection of a book makes it illegal for others to make copies of that book without the permission of the...
Discussion paper

Should copyright of academic works be abolished?

The conventional rationale for copyright of written works, that copyright is needed to foster their creation, is seemingly of limited applicability to the academic domain. For in a world without copyright of academic writing, academics would still benefit from publishing in the major way that...
Guide

Copyright licensing and collecting societies: a guide for copyright licensees

The ACCC is seeking the views of interested parties on its draft guide to copyright licensing and collecting societies. Release of the draft guide for public consultation follows the introduction to parliament of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006.