Simpsons Solicitors

Government calls for submissions on extending Safe Harbour

October 26th 2011

Speaking at the 2011 Copyright Symposium, the Attorney-General has launched a public consultation on a proposal to amend the Copyright Act to broaden the scope of the Safe Harbour Scheme, which limits the remedies a court may grant for authorisation of copyright infringement by an internet service provider.

At present, the scheme only covers carriage service providers (e.g. Telstra, Optus, iiNet). The proposal is to extend the safe harbour scheme to other providers of network access, such as educational institutions, work places, or online services such as search engines.

The consultation paper can be downloaded here.

To read more about this story go to: http://www.copyright.org.au/news-and-policy/details/id/2013/

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