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Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 2000

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Copyright Act 1968 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Object of the Act................................................................................. 2

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Copyright Act 1968                                       3

Schedule 2—Transitional provisions                                                                         73

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Copyright Act 1968 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (2)  If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

3   Object of the Act

                   The object of this Act is to amend the Copyright Act 1968 so as to:

                     (a)  ensure the efficient operation of relevant industries in the online environment by:

                              (i)  promoting the creation of copyright material and the exploitation of new online technologies by allowing financial rewards for creators and investors; and

                             (ii)  providing a practical enforcement regime for copyright owners; and

                            (iii)  promoting access to copyright material online; and

                     (b)  promote certainty for communication and information technology industries that are investing in and providing online access to copyright material; and

                     (c)  provide reasonable access and certainty for end users of copyright material online; and

                     (d)  ensure that cultural and educational institutions can access, and promote access to, copyright material in the online environment on reasonable terms, including having regard to the benefits of public access to the material and the provision of adequate remuneration to creators and investors; and

                     (e)  ensure that the relevant global technical standards which form the basis of new communication and information technologies, such as the Internet, are not jeopardised.

4   Schedule(s )

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.