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Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications

Summary

Amends the Copyright Act 1968 to: replace the exception for persons with a disability and others acting on their behalf with a fair dealing exception; replace the current statutory licences for institutions assisting persons with a print or intellectual disability with a single exception; harmonise and modernise the preservation exceptions for copyright material in libraries, archives and key cultural institutions; consolidate and simplify the statutory licences that allow educational institutions to use works and broadcasts; allow copyright material to be incorporated into educational assessments conducted online; set new standard terms of protection for published and unpublished materials and for Crown copyright in original materials; and update references to ministers and preconditions for making regulations extending or restricting the operation of the Act in relation to foreign countries.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/17  
Second reading moved 22/03/17  
Second reading debate 28/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 28/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 28/03/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/17  
Second reading moved 29/03/17  
Second reading debate 11/05/17  
Second reading debate 15/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/06/17  
Assent 22/06/17 Act no: 49 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes