Australia needs fair use now

Australia needs fair use now

Australia’s copyright law is hopelessly out of date. Things that we all take for granted - forwarding emails; quoting; making and sharing memes; cloud storage - are often illegal in Australia.

Outdated copyright law also places barriers in front of schools, universities, libraries, museums and Australian startups.

The government is currently considering a recommendation to modernise copyright law with a flexible fair use exception.  This would rebalance our copyright system to make it fair for consumers and creators and flexible enough to cope with new technologies.  

Find out more about fair use at faircopyright.org.au..

Australia’s copyright law is hopelessly out of date. Things that we all take for granted - forwarding emails; quoting; making and sharing memes; cloud storage - are often illegal in Australia.

Outdated copyright law also places barriers in front of schools, universities, libraries, museums and Australian startups.

The government is currently considering a recommendation to modernise copyright law with a flexible fair use exception.  This would rebalance our copyright system to make it fair for consumers and creators and flexible enough to cope with new technologies.  

Find out more about fair use at faircopyright.org.au..

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Email your local MP and Senators from your state to let them know that you support the introduction of fair use in Australia.

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