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IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee expresses concerns regarding proposed changes to the Australian copyright framework

Submitted by veraliah on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:25
The IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee, bringing together 21 representatives from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on 22-23 August 2016 in Sydney, Australia, passed a resolution in which it expressed strong concerns on several of the proposed changes to the Australian copyright framework reflected in the the Productivity Commission’s Draft Recommendations on Copyright in that country.
The resolution urges the Australian Government to reject certain of the findings and proposals of the Productivity Commission report, in particular with regards to the possible introduction of the concept of Fair Use in the Australian copyright legislation and the suggestion to reduce the term copyright protection to between 15-25 years. 
The full resolution is available here.