The Australian Senate's Environment and Communications Legislation Committee has backed an incremental approach to safe-harbor expansion, which enables it to continue consulting on how best to reform the scheme to apply to other online service providers.
- In December, the Australian Senate referred the newly introduced Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 to a committee for inquiry, with a view to reporting back with a recommendation in March.
- In short, the bill deals with the extension of the safe-harbor scheme to a broader range of service providers.
- The resulting report reviewed the bill and outlined the principal issues raised, along with the committee's findings and a recommendation.
Features and Benefits
- Details the report on the extension of the safe-harbor provision in Australian copyright law.
- Examines submissions from a variety of stakeholders that support and disagree with any extension.
Key questions answered
- What did the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee recommend to the government on its proposed extension to the Australian safe-harbor provision?
- What were the main arguments against any extension?
Table of contents
Reform of Australia’s copyright safe-harbor legislation
Key issues raised by stakeholders
Polarized views on the big question of full extension