Published on 5 June 2013.

Issue 7 | 5 June 2013.  View original format.

It's here! Discussion Paper now available

The Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper is now available, marking the second phase of broad public consultation for this Inquiry. The Discussion Paper contains 42 questions and proposals regarding reform of the Copyright Act, including the introduction of a broad, flexible exception for fair use of copyright material and the consequent repeal of many of the current exceptions, with a view to making Australia’s copyright regime more flexible and adaptable.

The Discussion Paper is available on the ALRC website in html and PDF, and also as an ebook.

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Make a submission

We strongly encourage individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to this Discussion Paper and, in so doing, contribute to the law reform process. These submissions are crucial in helping us develop final recommendations. It is helpful if comments address specific questions or proposals in the Discussion Paper.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 31 July 2013.

An online submission form will be available at the ALRC website in a week or so. We prefer to receive submissions via the online form, but also accept submissions by post and email, preferably in Word format.

Find out more about making a submission.