Jurisdiction - Australia
Australia – ALRC To Review The Operation Of Copyright In The Digital Environment.

19 July 2012


Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – Australia – TMT


On 30 March 2012, the Attorney-General released the draft terms of reference  for public comment in relation to the Australian Law Reform Commission's ("ALRC") review of the operation of copyright in the digital environment.

The ALRC is to consider whether the existing exceptions and statutory licences under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) are appropriate and adequate in the current digital environment. The ALRC will also consider whether further exceptions are required to "facilitate legitimate use of copyright works to create and deliver new products and services of public benefit" and to "allow legitimate non-commercial use of copyright works for uses on the internet such as social networking."
Stakeholders were invited to comment on the proposed draft terms, and submissions closed on 27 April 2012.  The ALRC is due to report no later than 30 November 2013.



For further information, please contact:


Lisa Ritson, Partner, Ashurst

[email protected]



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