ALRC proposes “fair use” exception to copyright infringement
On 5 June 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission released a Discussion Paper for its Copyright and the Digital Economy inquiry. Amongst other things, the ALRC has proposed the introduction of a US-style “fair use” exception to copyright infringement. If enacted, the proposals would have a broad ranging effect on copyright law and practice in Australia.
IP Whiteboard’s Anna Spies and Maurice Gonsalves have prepared an alert on the ALRC’s Discussion Paper and its implications here.