Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2003

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Copyright Act 1998
  in relation to: the parallel importation and subsequent commercial distribution of computer software products, including interactive computer games; copyright enforcement; and makes minor amendments to correct errors in, and clarify amendments made by, the
Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000
. Also contains application provisions. 

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House of Representatives
13 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
13 Mar 2002Second reading moved
09 Dec 2002Second reading agreed to
09 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
10 Dec 2002Introduced and read a first time
10 Dec 2002Second reading moved
27 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
27 Mar 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government (1 as amended by Australian Democrats) and 2 Australian Democrats agreed to
27 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Mar 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

15 Apr 2003Assent

Act no.: 34

Year: 2003

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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Schedules of amendments

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