Australia’s Attorney-General commits to major overhaul of the Copyright Act

(17 February 2014)    The Attorney-General has tabled the  final report from the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Copyright and the Digital Economy inquiry.  This inquiry was charged with determining if copyright exceptions and limitations were working in the digital age.  The conclusion was that reform was needed.

Among the recommendations are that fair use exceptions are needed and others should be simplified such as document preservation and supply by libraries.

The announcement with links to the report is here.