Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC Report 122)

The ALRC was asked to consider whether the current exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act are adequate and appropriate in the digital era. 

The Report, tabled on 13 February 2014, is the result of an 18-month Inquiry during which the ALRC produced two consultation documents, undertook 109 consultations and received 870 submissions.

The Report contains 30 recommendations for reform. The key recommendation is for the introduction of a fair use exception to Australian copyright law.

A smaller Summary Report is also available.