Table of Contents

Copyright Amendment Bill (No.2) 1997

Table of Contents

Membership of the Committee

Abbreviations

Preface

Progress and Referral of the Bill

Scope of the Inquiry

Conduct of the Inquiry

Structure of the Committee's Report

Acknowledgment

CHAPTER 1

THE AUSTRALIAN RECORDED MUSIC INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW

Introduction

Industry structure and income

Economic significance

Recorded music in Australia

CHAPTER 2

BACKGROUND TO THE BILL

Introduction

Copyright

Copyright and recorded music

Parallel imports

Previous consideration of the proposal in Australia

Consideration of the proposal overseas

CHAPTER 3

PROVISIONS OF THE BILL

Introduction

Objectives

The import restriction

Removal of the import restriction

New statutory defence

Penalties

CHAPTER 4

MATTERS RAISED DURING THE INQUIRY

Introduction

The relationship of the Bill to the TRIPs agreement

Benefits for consumers

Effect on Australian recording artists

Effect on Australian composers

Effect on Australian music

Effect on Australian culture

Effect on Australian record manufacturers

Effect on Australian record retailers

Piracy

`Reversal' of the onus of proof

Restricting imports as an industry policy

CHAPTER 5

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction

Competition

The import monopoly and consumers

The Australian music industry

Composers

The relationship of the Bill to the TRIPs agreement

CD manufacturers

CD retailers

Piracy

Recommendations

Minority Report

Labor Senators Hon Nick Bolkus - Jim McKiernan - Shayne Murphy

Dissenting Report

Australian Democrats

Additional Comments

Senator B. Cooney

Appendix 1

INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS THAT PROVIDED THE COMMITTEE WITH SUBMISSIONS

Appendix 2

WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE

Appendix 3

CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN EMBASSY, CANBERRA AND THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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