Copyright exceptions beyond the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)

Fitzgerald, Brian, Foong, Cheryl, & Fitzgerald, Anne M. (2012) Copyright exceptions beyond the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Canberra Law Review, 11(2), pp. 160-166.

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Abstract

Exceptions are an important part of the Australian copyright law landscape due to the role they play in delineating the extent of the rights held by copyright owners and, correspondingly, the permitted activities of users of copyright materials. The nature and scope of copyright exceptions has been examined in several reviews of copyright law and are again being considered by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) as part of the ‘Copyright and the Digital Economy’ review which is currently underway. The ALRC’s terms of reference require it to examine, inter alia, ‘whether the exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act 1968, are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment.’ While the ALRC inquiry focuses on exceptions provided under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (“Copyright Act”), there are several copyright exceptions in other Commonwealth statutes which are of relevance and which should not be overlooked.

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ID Code: 66803
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copyright, Copyright Act 1968, Exceptions, Copyright exceptions and limitations
ISSN: 1839-2660
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Anne Fitzgerald, Cheryl Foong, Brian Fitzgerald (joint authors)
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 01:07
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 00:59

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