What the Productivity Commission said about copyright

Wednesday 15th March, 2017 5:00 pm – Wednesday 15th March, 2017 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

In September 2016, the Productivity Commission handed down its inquiry report into Australia’s intellectual property system. The inquiry report’s recommendations in regard to copyright laws have been controversial, drawing criticism from copyright holders and other interested parties. This seminar provides an overview of copyright generally and also focuses on the changes recommended to copyright laws in the inquiry report namely:

  • Adopting fair use in Australia
  • Contracting out copyright exceptions
  • Geoblocking online content
  • Parallel importation of books
  • Copyright collecting societies
  • Statutory licensing pages
  • Online copyright infringement
  • Expanding the safe harbour regime

Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


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