Copyright provides legal protection for people who express original ideas and information in certain formats. The most common forms are writing, visual images, music and moving images.

We are responsible for managing the Copyright Act 1968 and Circuit Layouts Act 1989. We also develop Australian copyright policy and represent Australia’s interests in relation to international copyright issues.

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This year has seen important changes in copyright to strengthen creative protections, promote greater access and simplify...
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The survey received more than 2400 responses which show the number of Australians consuming online content has increased since...
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We have released the results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey, showing Australians are embracing streaming...
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IP Australia has information on IP issues such as inventions and patents, trademarks, plant breeder’s rights, and original designs.