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Service providers and safe harbours

A consultation on draft regulations has been released as the extension of online safe harbours to the education, cultural and disability sectors nears enactment

Productivity Commission intellectual property arrangements

Part 1 of my article on the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements has been belatedly published in the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin: (2018) Vol. 30 No. 10 p. 210.

Copyright safe harbour scheme review Mk 2

Last Friday, the Commonwealth Attorney-General released a Consultation Paper on ‘Revising the Scope of the Copyright Safe Harbour Scheme’. As reported then, there were two components to that review. Over the weekend, the second component – streamlining the notice and take down procedures – has been edited out of the revised version (pdf) (doc version via here). So now, the consultation paper just relates to re-defining “carriage service provider“. There’s a.. Read More

Copyright safe harbour scheme

Links to the Consulatation Paper on the Copyright safe harbour scheme for carriage service providers. Broadly, the safe harbour schemes provide some protection from some remedies for carriage service providers: Category A – acting as a conduit for internet activities by providing facilities for transmitting, routing or providing connections for copyright material Category B – caching through an automatic process Category C – storing copyright material on their systems or.. Read More

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