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Federal government to propose copyright reforms later this year

The federal government will propose reforms to Australia’s copyright laws in exposure draft legislation it expects to release later this year.

The proposed reforms will follow the government’s initial response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into intellectual property arrangements in 2017, and a subsequent two-year stakeholder consultation process.

The government states that the proposed copyright reforms will include five main measures: a new limited liability scheme for use of orphan works; a new fair dealing exception for non-commercial quotation; amendments to library and archives exceptions; amendments to education exceptions; and a streamlined government statutory licensing scheme.

More details of the reforms, and an opportunity for stakeholder consultation, will be released with the exposure draft legislation.


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