We are seeking feedback on the extent to which the current Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia.

How it works

Why we want your input
This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the effectiveness of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies, and whether the current voluntary Code represents best practice, contains sufficient monitoring and review mechanisms, and if the Code should be mandatory for all collecting societies.
How you can voice your opinion
We welcome written submission from stakeholders by 29 September 2017, 5:00pm AEST
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submission will assist the Australian Government’s review into the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies, in particular whether the Code promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of collecting societies.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
August 25, 2017 09:00 AEST to September 29, 2017 17:00 AEST

While the formal consultation period for this review has ended, you can still codereview [at] communications.gov.au (email us) any feedback. A further consultation process will be conducted following the release of the draft report.

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The review will examine the extent to which the Code promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia. This will include assessing:

  1. whether the Code is meeting its rationale and objectives, including promoting confidence and participation in the system, and mitigating any potential market power issues where these occur in relation to collecting societies
  2. the extent to which the Code promotes transparency, accountability and good governance, including by examining whether the Code contains sufficient monitoring, review and dispute resolution mechanisms, and the extent to which the Code represents best practice in comparison with other domestic and international codes and guidelines
  3. any other matters that are deemed significant and relevant to the scope of the review following stakeholder consultation may also be examined.

The BCAR has released a discussion paper for stakeholder feedback. The BCAR intends to release a draft report and provide a final report to government in 2018.

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy please codereview [at] communications.gov.au (email us).

Relevant Documentation

Discussion paper: Review into the efficacy of the Code of Conduct for Australian Copyright Collecting Societies

Published 25th Aug 2017

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This discussion paper outlines the key issues for consideration in the review of the Code.

Terms of Reference for the review into the efficacy of the Code of Conduct for Australian Copyright Collecting Societies

Published 25th Aug 2017

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The Terms of Reference state the scope, process and governance arrangements that will underpin the review.

Code of Conduct for Australian Copyright Collecting Societies

Published 25th Aug 2017

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The current Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies in Australia outlines the voluntary standards of service that members and licensees can expect from Australian collecting societies. This document is sourced from the Screenrights website at https://www.screenrights.org/about-us/governance/code-of-conduct , as maintained by the Code of Conduct Review Secretariat. This document has not been produced by us and may not meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements. Please contact us at codereview@communications.gov.au to obtain an alternative copy.

2017 Code of Conduct—Explanatory Memorandum

Published 25th Aug 2017

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The 2017 Explanatory Memorandum clarifies the difference between ‘complaints’ and ‘disputes’ where those terms are used in the Code. This document is sourced from the Screenrights website at https://www.screenrights.org/about-us/governance/code-of-conduct ,as maintained by the Code of Conduct Review Secretariat. This document has not been produced by us and may not meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements. Please contact us at codereview@communications.gov.au to obtain an alternative copy.

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Started August 25, 2017 09:00 AEST
Ended September 29, 2017 17:00 AEST
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Formal Submission

These submissions have been created by third parties and may not be accessible. For an accessible copy, please email codereview@communications.gov.au.

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Queensland University of Technology School of Law

Screenrights

Universities Australia