Inquiry into the provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Film
Directors' Rights) Bill 2005
Information about the inquiry
On 11 May 2005, the Senate
referred the provisions of the above Bill to the Senate Legal and
Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by
9 August 2005.
The Bill will amend the
Copyright Act 1968 (the Copyright Act) to provide for film directors to
be joint copyright owners of their films, along with producers, for the
purposes of the retransmission statutory licence in Part VC of the Copyright
Act. This will allow directors to share in remuneration for the
retransmission of films included in free-to-air broadcasts.
Submissions are called for by
3 June 2005. 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