We are consulting on the exposure draft of new copyright regulations to make sure they are fit for purpose in the digital environment.

12 September 2017

We are consulting on the exposure draft of new copyright regulations to make sure they are fit for purpose in the digital environment.

Australia's copyright laws are complex and no longer reflect the way people, organisations and the Copyright Tribunal operate. We are updating the copyright laws to reflect modern language and practices and to reduce red tape.

The Copyright Regulations 2017 will replace the Copyright Regulations 1969 and the Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969, which are due to sunset (or expire) in April 2018. These regulations cover a range of matters from copyright infringement to allowances for copying work for educational purposes.

Comments are also being sought on the exposure draft of the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017 which update exemptions that allow people to bypass a Technological Protection Measure (such as passwords or software that controls access to copyright content).

Consultations close on 6 October at 5pm (AEST).

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