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Copyright Amendment Bill 1997
Schedule 8 Imported copies of copyright material

   

Copyright Act 1968

1  Section 134B

Insert:

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs.

2  Section 134B (definition of Comptroller-General )

Repeal the definition.

3  Section 134B

Insert:

copy , in relation to copyright material, means:

                     (a)  if the copyright material is a work—an article in which the work is embodied; or

                     (b)  if the copyright material is a sound recording, or a sound broadcast as recorded in a sound recording—a record embodying the sound recording; or

                     (c)  if the copyright material is a cinematograph film or a television broadcast as recorded in a cinematograph film—an article in which the visual images or sounds comprising the film are embodied; or

                     (d)  if the copyright material is a published edition of a work—an article in which the edition is embodied.

4  Section 134B

Insert:

importer , in relation to copies of copyright material, includes a person who or which is, or holds himself, herself or itself out to be, the owner or importer of the goods comprising the copies.

5  Section 135

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

6  Subsection 135(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  A notice under subsection (2):

                     (a)  is to be given together with any prescribed document; and

                     (b)  is to be accompanied by the prescribed fee (if any).

7  Subsection 135(5)

After “subsection (6)”, insert “or declared to be ineffective under subsection (6A)”.

8  After subsection 135(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  If the CEO believes, on reasonable grounds, that it is no longer appropriate to give effect to a notice given under subsection (2), the CEO may, by writing, declare the notice to be ineffective.

Note:          Subsection 195B(3) requires the CEO to notify the person who gave the notice of the decision declaring the notice to be ineffective.

9  Paragraph 135(7)(b)

Omit “withdrawn”, substitute “declared to be ineffective or revoked”.

10  Subsection 135(9)

Omit “section”, substitute “Division”.

11  Subsection 135(10)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

           (10)  This Division does not apply to the importation into Australia of copies of copyright material whose importation does not constitute an infringement of copyright because of section 44A or 112A.

12  After subsection 135(10)

Insert:

        (10A)  This Division does not apply to the importation into Australia of copies of copyright material whose importation does not constitute an infringement of copyright because of section 44C or 112C.

13  Section 135AA

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

14  Section 135AB

Omit “Comptroller-General”, substitute “CEO”.

15  Section 135AC

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

16  Subsection 135AC(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A notice under subsection (1) must also state:

                     (a)  if it is given to the objector—the name, and (if known) the address of the place of business or residence, of the importer; and

                     (b)  if it is given to the importer—the name, and the address of the place of business or residence, of:

                              (i)  the objector; or

                             (ii)  if the objector has nominated a person to be the objector’s agent or representative for the purposes of this Division—that person; and

                     (c)  in each case—that the copies will be released to the importer unless:

                              (i)  an action for infringement of copyright in relation to the copies is instituted by the objector within a specified period from the day specified in the notice; and

                             (ii)  a written notice stating that the action has been instituted is given to the CEO within that period.

17  Subsection 135AC(3)

Omit “paragraph (2)(a)”, substitute “subparagraph (2)(c)(i)”.

18  Subsection 135AC(4)

Omit “paragraph (2)(a)”, substitute “subparagraph (2)(c)(i)”.

19  Subsection 135AC(5)

Omit “paragraph (2)(a)”, substitute “subparagraph (2)(c)(i)”.

20  At the end of section 135AC

Add:

             (8)  The CEO may, at any time after the copies are seized, give to the objector:

                     (a)  the name, and the address of the place of business or residence, of the person or body that made the arrangements, on behalf of the importer, for the copies to be brought to Australia or any information that the CEO has, and believes on reasonable grounds may help in identifying and locating that person or body; and

                     (b)  any other information that the CEO has, and believes on reasonable grounds may be relevant for the purpose of identifying and locating the importer.

21  Section 135AD

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

22  Section 135AE

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

23  Section 135AF

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

24  Section 135AG

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

25  Section 135AH

Omit “Comptroller-General” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

26  Paragraph 135AI(b)

Omit “Comptroller-General”, substitute “CEO”.

27  Subsection 135AJ(1)

Omit “Comptroller-General”, substitute “CEO”.

28  Paragraph 135AK(a)

Omit “Comptroller-General”, substitute “CEO”.

29  Subsection 195B(1)

Omit “Comptroller-General of Customs” (wherever occurring), substitute “CEO”.

30  After paragraph 195B(1)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  a decision of the CEO under subsection 135(6A) to declare a notice given under subsection 135(2) to be ineffective;

31  Subsection 195B(3)

Omit “Comptroller-General of Customs makes a reviewable decision referred to in paragraph (1)(c) or (d), the Comptroller-General”, substitute “CEO makes a reviewable decision referred to in paragraph (1)(ba), (c) or (d), the CEO”.

32  Subsection 195B(8)

Insert:

CEO means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs.