Statement in response to the release of draft amendments to the Copyright Act

December 23, 2015

The Copyright Agency welcomes the opportunity to review proposed changes to the Copyright Act. We particularly welcome the amendments to simplify the statutory licences for education, which have resulted from a joint proposal from schools, universities, Screenrights and the Copyright Agency.

Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “We support simplifying the education statutory licences, which provide millions of students across Australia with access to an extraordinary range of material from Australian and international publishers. We will examine the proposed amendments and provide feedback to the Government with the aim of ensuring they work as effectively as possible for students, teachers, publishers and writers.”

Media enquiries:

Sue Nelson
A/Director Communications and Engagement
Copyright Agency
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