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Everything you need to know about the Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Will the Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Bill 2016 be passed?

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Mar 21, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM


Gilbert + Tobin Level 37, 2 Park Street, Sydney

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Late December last year the Government released an exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016 for public comment. The Bill seeks to:

  • streamline the educational statutory licence provisions to make it easier for educational institutions and copyright collecting societies to agree on licensing arrangements for the copying and communication of copyright material;
  • provide simple, clear rules for libraries, archives and key cultural institutions to make preservation copies of copyright material;
  • align the terms of protection for unpublished works with published works to give libraries, archives and other cultural institutions greater opportunities to use, and provide public access to, unpublished works; and
  • expand the scope of the safe harbour scheme to include online service providers rather than carriage service providers.

    The Copyright Society has invited a number of speakers with a close working knowledge of the Bill to explain the background and policy objectives to the Bill; discuss its merits and deficiencies; and speculate on the form it which it will be passed, if at all.

    Speaker and Panellists

    The Chair is:

    • Caroline Morgan, General Manager, Copyright Agency

    The speaker is:

    • Kirsti Haipola, Director, Copyright Law and Policy Section, Department of Communications and the Arts



    • Anne Flahvin, Media & Communications Counsel, Policy Australia Pty Ltd and Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie
    • Anthea Taylor, Manager, Accessible Information Library Services, Vision Australia
    • Jonathan Carter, General Counsel, APRA|AMCOS


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