The Communications Department has put out an exposure draft for less than a month of consultation to replace the existing Copyright Regulations 1969 act.
It looks like a rights-holders wishlist, I doubt Labor will opposite it unless we find/run a campaign point to wedge them on something, I suspect the gov intends to rush it through by the end of the year and hope no one notices.
I’m seeing in it:
- an expanded US style DMCA
- expanded censorship mechanism for rights-holders.
- Rightsholders -> ISP user notice scheme
- It looks like it has an infringement fine scheme, $2,520 per infringement.
We need help to digest and understand it, here’s a pad, everyone please help:
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Exposure draft Copyright Regulations 2017:
Exposure draft Copyright Legislation Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Regulations 2017:
Existing Copyright Regulations 1969 legislation, expiring April 2018: