After extensive industry consultation, the Government has released draft copyright reform legislation for feedback.
After extensive industry consultation, the Government has released draft copyright reform legislation for feedback. These reforms seek to provide clear and reasonable access to copyright materials, while maintaining the incentives and protections for content creators as copyright underpins our creative economy.
The draft reforms include changes to better support the needs of Australians to access material in an increasingly digital environment. This is particularly important as we've continued to see schools, universities, cultural institutions and governments move more services online due to the impacts of COVID-19.
At the same time, we are also seeking your views on the technological protection measure (TPM) exceptions in the Copyright Regulations. The Government is reviewing the TPM exceptions as required by the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.
Submissions are encouraged from individuals and organisations, including the creative, cultural, education, research and government sectors. Consultation is open until 11 February 2022, 5:00pm AEDT.