Provisions of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006
Information about the inquiry
On 19 October 2006 , the Senate referred the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional
Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2006.
The Bill makes a range of major amendments to the Copyright Act
1968. Amongst other things, the Bill implements the outcomes of
several copyright reviews conducted by the Federal Government in 2005-06
in relation to 'fair use' exceptions and encoded broadcasts. It also
gives effect to Australia's remaining intellectual property obligations
under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement by implementing a
liability scheme for certain activities relating to the circumvention of
Technological Protection Measures; and by setting out a number of
permissible exceptions to that liability scheme.
Submissions are called for by 30 October 2006. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600