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NLA’s legal deposit scheme extended to include all digital media

Changes to the 1968 Copyright Act, which passed through federal parliament last week, ensure that the National Library of Australia (NLA) will store all electronic media published in Australia, reports Government News

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was introduced by federal attorney-general George Brandis to the Senate in October last year. It extends legal deposit from ‘print only’ publications to include all online media, including blogs, websites and ebooks.

Director-general of the NLA Anne-Marie Schwirtlich said of the initiative: ‘New legislation now allows us to take the lead in the way Australia documents the ever-changing online world by collecting the very latest digital media, that is, the full digital landscape.’



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