We are consulting on minor amendments to the Copyright Regulations 2017 to ensure that proposed changes to the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 will operate effectively.
Why we want your inputThe Government is currently progressing reforms to extend the copyright safe harbour scheme to online service providers in the education, cultural and disability sectors. We want to ensure the procedures in the Copyright Regulations 2017 can be complied with by the new providers.
How you can voice your opinionYou can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by 5pm, 29 June 2018 AEDT.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?Your comments will contribute to ensuring appropriate amendments are made to Part 6 of the Copyright Regulations 2017 to ensure the safe harbour scheme can be complied with by newly defined service providers.
The Parliament is currently considering the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 which will make changes to extend Australia’s copyright safe harbour scheme to the education, cultural and disability sectors.
Part 6 of the Copyright Regulations 2017 (Regulations) prescribes procedures which must be undertaken in order to comply with the conditions for safe harbour protection.
We are seeking views on the draft Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018 (Exposure Draft) which propose minor amendments to ensure newly defined service providers can comply with the requirements in the Regulations.
The consultation paper seeks to assist stakeholders in understanding how the requirements in the Regulations currently apply and to outline the effect of the limited changes in the Exposure Draft.
You can email us if you have any questions about this consultation.
Consultation paper - Exposure Draft – Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018
Published 5th Jun 2018
This consultation paper sets out some specific matters in relation to which stakeholder views are sought. However submissions are welcomed on any aspect of the Exposure Draft, and more generally, on whether the Exposure Draft is fit for purpose.
Exposure Draft - Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Regulations 2018
Published 5th Jun 2018
Amendment to Copyright (Service Providers) Regulations 2018
Formal submissions have been made public.
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