Australian Law Reform Commission recommends copyright revolution
The final report prepared by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on its review of the Copyright Act recommends changes that, if adopted by the government, would revolutionise Australian copyright law.
The ALRC report was made public on 13 February 2014, when it was tabled in parliament. The report recommended major changes to the act, including: replacing ‘fair dealing’ with a ‘fair use’ exception to copyright infringement; if fair use is not introduced, consolidating the existing ‘fair dealing’ exceptions; and more stringent limits on the extent to which parties may contract out of exceptions to copyright infringement.
The introduction of a fair-use exception would completely transform Australian copyright law, bringing it into line with the laws in other more technology-focused countries…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment.
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
The Lawyer’s latest Top 50 litigation firms list shows that business for dispute specialists is roaring along while new in-depth detail reveals the winning strategies