Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report—Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017

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In light of the ongoing entrenched and polarised views of stakeholders on safe harbour reform, the Government supports the Committee’s recommendation to expand safe harbour to the educational, cultural and disability sectors. These sectors provide valuable services to the community and already demonstrate a comprehensive approach to managing and protecting copyright content.

Submissions to the Committee demonstrate that there is strong support from a wide variety of stakeholders to extend the scheme, at least, to these sectors.