We are seeking views on an exposure draft of both the Copyright Regulations 2017 and the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017 to ensure they are fit for purpose.

How it works

Why we want your input
The current regulations are set to expire in April 2018. We want your suggestions on how we can improve or further simplify the drafts of these regulations.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide a written submission by completing the form below, or sending by email or post by 5pm, 6 October 2017 AEDT.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your comments will contribute to the revision of the current Copyright Regulations 1969 and Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969 to ensure that the legislation is fit for purpose, reflects modern language and practises, and reduces red tape where possible.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
September 11, 2017 09:00 AEST to October 06, 2017 17:00 AEDT

We are seeking comments on the draft of the Copyright Regulations 2017 and the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017.

This is the first time these copyright laws have been reviewed since they were introduced. They are complex and no longer reflect the way people, organisations and the Copyright Tribunal operate in Australia. The new legislation must be fit for purpose, reflect modern language and practises, and reduce red tape where possible.

The Copyright Regulations 2017 will replace the Copyright Regulations 1969 and the Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969, which are due to sunset (expire) on 1 April 2018.

A draft of the Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017 has also been developed to update the exceptions in the current regulations that allow consumers to bypass a Technological Protection Measure (TPM). Examples include a password or software that controls access to copyright content.

Both updated regulations will also incorporate changes following the successful June 2017 passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017.

You can Copyright.Regulations [at] communications.gov.au (subject: Copyright.Regulations%20Consultation) (email us) if you have any issues raised in the exposure drafts or consultation paper.

Relevant Documentation

Copyright Regulations 2017

Published 11th Sep 2017

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Exposure draft. This paper may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. For an accessible copy, please email Copyright.Regulations@communications.gov.au.

Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017

Published 11th Sep 2017

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Exposure draft. This paper may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. For an accessible copy, please email Copyright.Regulations@communications.gov.au.

Remaking of the Copyright Regulations 1969 and the Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969

Published 11th Sep 2017

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Consultation paper.

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Submissions now public

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Copyright Agency

Foxtel

Free TV Australia

Interactive Games and Entertainment Association

Music Rights Australia

National Association for the Visual Arts

News Corp Australia

Nicolas Suzor

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Pirate Party Australia