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Ministerial Roundtable on Copyright

Copyright roundtable meetings 2023

Across 2023 we held a series of roundtables with key stakeholders on copyright priorities and emerging issues. The purpose of these discussions was to develop practical and achievable copyright reform proposals for the government to consider and potentially take forward with broad stakeholder support.

Fourth roundtable on copyright – 4 December 2023

On 4 December 2023, the Attorney-General chaired the fourth and final roundtable on copyright for the year in Canberra. Participants reflected on the outcomes of previous roundtables and potential next steps on each of the 5 reform issues discussed in detail this year, should the government decide to take them forward.

The Attorney-General announced that the government will establish a copyright and AI reference group as an outcome from the roundtables.

Read a high-level summary of the outcomes of the fourth roundtable and the outcomes paper for each of the five main issues discussed throughout 2023.

Third roundtable on copyright – 28 and 29 August 2023

On 28 and 29 August 2023, we hosted the third roundtable on copyright in Canberra. Participants discussed issues including:

  • the implications of artificial Intelligence (AI) for copyright law
  • the definition of ‘broadcast’ for the purposes of the Copyright Act 1968 (the Copyright Act).

Read a high-level summary of the outcomes of the third roundtable and the issue summary papers.

Second roundtable on copyright – 6 and 7 June 2023

On 6 and 7 June 2023, we hosted the second roundtable on copyright in Canberra. Participants discussed issues including:

  • a limited liability scheme for the use of orphan works
  • the use of copyright material in remote learning environments
  • quotation from copyright material.

Read a high-level summary of the outcomes of the second roundtable and the issue summary papers.

Inaugural ministerial roundtable on copyright – 23 Feb 2023

On 23 February 2023, the Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, chaired the inaugural ministerial roundtable on copyright in Melbourne. The roundtable brought together 30 organisations from a range of sectors to identify priority reform issues for potential collaboration this year.

Read a high-level summary of the outcomes of the roundtable.