Inquiry into the Copyright legislation amendment Bill 2004
On 6 December
2004, the Senate
referred the Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004 (the Bill) to the Senate Legal and Constitutional
Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 7 December 2004.
The Bill makes additional changes to the Copyright
Act 1968 (Copyright Act), following changes to Australian copyright law made in
the US Free Trade
Agreement Implementation Act 2004 (USFTAI Act).
Conduct of the
The Committee conducted a public hearing on the 6 December 2004 at Parliament House
in Canberra. Details of witnesses
who attended the hearing to give evidence are listed at Attachment 1.
Given the short timeframe for reporting, the Committee has
not had the opportunity to properly consider the issues raised in the inquiry. The
Committee presents the proof Hansard transcript of the public hearing, to
assist the Senate in its consideration of the Bill.
Also presented are answers to questions taken on notice at the hearing, and
documents tabled at the hearing (listed at Attachment 2).
Chair (for the
purposes of the inquiry into the Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004)