We are consulting on minor amendments to the Copyright Regulations 2017 to ensure that proposed changes to the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 will operate effectively.

How it works

Why we want your input
The Government is currently progressing reforms to extend the copyright safe harbour scheme to online service providers in the education, cultural and disability sectors. We want to ensure the procedures in the Copyright Regulations 2017 can be complied with by the new providers.
How you can voice your opinion
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 5pm, 29 June 2018 AEDT.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your comments will contribute to ensuring appropriate amendments are made to Part 6 of the Copyright Regulations 2017 to ensure the safe harbour scheme can be complied with by newly defined service providers.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period: 
June 05, 2018 11:00 AEST to June 29, 2018 17:00 AEST

The Parliament is currently considering the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 which will make changes to extend Australia’s copyright safe harbour scheme to the education, cultural and disability sectors.

Part 6 of the Copyright Regulations 2017 (Regulations) prescribes procedures which must be undertaken in order to comply with the conditions for safe harbour protection.

We are seeking views on the draft Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018 (Exposure Draft) which propose minor amendments to ensure newly defined service providers can comply with the requirements in the Regulations.

The consultation paper seeks to assist stakeholders in understanding how the requirements in the Regulations currently apply and to outline the effect of the limited changes in the Exposure Draft.

You can copyright [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Consultation%20on%20draft%20Copyright%20Amendment%20(Service%20Providers)%20Regulations%202018) (email us) if you have any questions about this consultation.

Relevant Documentation

Consultation paper - Exposure Draft – Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018

Published 5th Jun 2018

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This consultation paper sets out some specific matters in relation to which stakeholder views are sought. However submissions are welcomed on any aspect of the Exposure Draft, and more generally, on whether the Exposure Draft is fit for purpose.

Exposure Draft - Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018

Published 5th Jun 2018

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Amendment to Copyright (Service Providers) Regulations 2018

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Started June 05, 2018 11:00 AEST
Ends June 29, 2018 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 9 of 24
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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  1. contact name
  2. organisation name, if applicable
  3. contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  4. confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential
  5. your agreement to provide your submission to the Department under a creative Commons BY 4.0 International Licence. For the terms of these licenses, please refer to https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

To upload your submission please click on the 'Have your say now' button below.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to copyright [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Consultation%20on%20draft%20Copyright%20Amendment%20(Service%20Providers)%20Regulations%202018) or send it to:
2 Phillip Law Street
Canberra ACT 2601