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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Learn more about the Government’s proposed copyright reforms to better support the needs of Australians and our public...
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Our latest research shows the consumption of online content continues to grow and online copyright infringement continues to...
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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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Trade marks, designs, patents and plant breeder's rights are types of registered intellectual property and are administered by IP Australia.