Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act
A government review of the implications of digital technology for the Copyright Act 1994 resulted in the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008.
- Updates and clarifies how copyright applies to new technologies in today's digital environment
- Promotes a modern legal framework to guide the protection and use of copyright material, while maintaining the balance between protection, access and use already established in the Act.
Two sets of regulations relating to prescribed forms for internet service providers and TPMs came into force at the same time as the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act, on 31 October 2008.
You’ll find the parliamentary debates, submissions to select committee, and the select committee's report on the Parliament website.
- Cabinet paper: Policy recommendations [139 KB PDF]
- Regulatory impact statement: Digital copyright review (Jun 2003)
- Position paper: Digital technology and the Copyright Act [349 KB PDF]
- Internal working paper: Digital technology and the Act [370 KB PDF]
- Summary of submissions received
Released 3 March 2004
- Discussion paper: Digital Technology and the Copyright Act 1994 [225 KB PDF]
Read the regulatory impact statement for the Digital Copyright Review.
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