Inquiry into the Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004
Information about the inquiry
On 6 December 2004, the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate
Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by
7 December 2004.
The purpose of the Bill is to
make various minor and clarifying amendments to the Copyright Act 1968
(the Act) and the US FreeTrade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
(the USFTAI Act). The amendments included in the Bill arise from
consultations with key stakeholders on the amendments made to the Act by
the USFTAI Act and on transitional provisions of the USFTAI Act relating
to the extension of the term of copyright protection. Passage of the Bill
will also ensure that Australia fully complies with its obligations under
the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA).
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Canberra ACT 2600