Simpsons Solicitors

Draft Terms of Reference for ALRC Copyright Review

March 30th 2012

The Attorney-General has released draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into copyright.

In a press release the Attorney-General said:

“The draft terms of reference ask the ALRC to examine the adequacy and appropriateness of a broad range of exceptions in the Copyright Act, including time shifting.

“The draft terms of reference also direct the ALRC to consider whether exceptions should allow the legitimate non-commercial use of copyright works for uses on the internet such as social networking.”

The draft terms of reference are available here.

Submissions are due on 27 April 2012.

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