A controversy over cricket supporters' parodies of copyright works raises larger issues of copyright law reform in Australia. The Australian Parliament will this week consider the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 (Cth), which provides qualified protection for parody and satire.
The record company EMI threatened to sue the Australian cricket supporters, the Fanatics, for breach of copyright over a number of musical works contained in its song-book. The songs included parodies of The Monkees'
Daydream Believer, the Village People's Go West and Robbie Williams' Rock DJ .