Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Copyright Act 1968
  in relation to Australia’s obligations under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement by: broadening and clarifying the scope of certain criminal offences; clarifying criminal and civil presumptions; narrowing the scope of the exception to the reproduction right; clarifying provisions that limit the remedies available against carriage service providers; and inserting a new offence relating to the unauthorised use of an encoded broadcast for commercial purposes; and contains application provisions. Also amends the
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
  to place a time limit on the application of transitional provisions relating to the extension of the term of copyright protection. 

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Progress

Senate
30 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
30 Nov 2004Second reading moved
07 Dec 2004Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Opposition agreed to
07 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
07 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
09 Dec 2004Introduced and read a first time
09 Dec 2004Second reading moved
09 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
09 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to


15 Dec 2004Assent

Act no.: 154

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

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