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Useful copyright links

The law

Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth)

The current version of the Copyright Act includes all changes made by amending legislation, such as the Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000, the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000, the relevant parts of the US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004, the Copyright Amendment Act 2006 and the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017. There is generally no need to look at any of these amending acts.

For an overview of the Copyright Act see A short guide to copyright issued by the Department of Communications and the Arts.

 Exceptions that allow copying without permission

The Australian Copyright Council has an excellent website that provides a range of information sheets.

 Collecting societies, & other ways to find copyright owners

 Organisations with expertise in copyright and intellectual property rights

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