- Blog Post
- Fair use
Today the Full Court of the Federal Court ruled that the TV Now service provided by Optus, which enabled consumers to record free-to-air TV to the cloud for playback on their personal devices, is an infringement of copyright.
If the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 is rushed through Parliament, then Australians will be the not-so-proud owners of a complex and inflexible copyright regime that's out-of-date the day it becomes law. Despite what seemed like good intentions, the government has delivered a 200 page mess of changes, with no "fair use" flexibility that U.S. consumers and innovators depend on.
The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee today called on the Government to urgently amend the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to recognise an open ended defence of fair use.