IP & Media News

Draft IP Regulations Released As Part Of Response To The Productivity Commission Inquiry

Tuesday 4 December 2018 @ 11.53 a.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

Following the release of the exposure draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (CTH) (‘the Bill’), IP Australia has released the exposure draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2018 (CTH) (‘the Regulations’) for public comment.

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Draft IP Bill Released as Part 2 of Response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry

Tuesday 27 November 2018 @ 12.08 p.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

The exposure draft for the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (CTH) (‘the Bill’) was released for public consultation from 23 July to 31 August 2018. The Bill is yet to be introduced to Parliament.

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Bill to Strengthen Copyright Owners Rights Introduced to Federal Parliament

Monday 5 November 2018 @ 2.46 p.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

On 18 October 2018 the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 (Cth) (the “Bill”) was introduced to Federal Parliament’s House of Representatives by Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, on behalf of Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield, with the Bill proposing amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

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Criminalising the Non-Consensual Online Sharing of Intimate Images

Thursday 13 September 2018 @ 11.28 a.m. | Crime | IP & Media | Legal Research

The Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Act 2018 (Cth) (the ‘Act’) commenced on 1 September 2018. The Act amends the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 (Cth) (the '2015 Act') and the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) to implement the Government’s commitment to introduce a civil and criminal penalty regime to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

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Safe Harbour Provisions Expanded Under New Commonwealth Act

Thursday 5 July 2018 @ 11.48 a.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

The Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Act 2018 (Cth) (‘the Act’) was assented to on 29 June 2018. This Act is for the purpose of extending the operation of the safe harbour scheme related to copyright. The Act is due to commence on 29 Dec 2018.

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