The Australian Government established a ministerial roundtable on copyright to encourage dialogue between key stakeholders on copyright priorities and emerging issues and to increase effective collaboration between government and key stakeholders in developing copyright law reform. The Attorney-General hosted the first roundtable on 23 February 2023. We are holding further roundtables throughout 2023.
The Australian Government has conducted a review of Australia's copyright enforcement regime. Read more about the review, submissions received, and next steps.
Copyright provides legal protection for people who express ideas and information in an original way in certain forms such as writing, visual images, music and moving images.
We are responsible for managing the Copyright Act 1968 and Circuit Layouts Act 1989. We also develop Australian copyright policy and represent Australia’s interests in relation to international copyright issues.
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This page contains information for owners of copyright material in Australia. You can find more detailed information in the short guide to copyright.
This page contains information for users of copyright material in Australia. You can find more detailed information in the short guide to copyright.
This page contains information on use of copyright material by State/Territory and Commonwealth Government agencies.
Across 2023, the Attorney-General and the Attorney-General’s Department will be hosting a series of roundtables with key stakeholders on copyright priorities and emerging copyright issues.