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Copyright safe harbour expansion Bill passes Parliament

June 29, 2018

Australian Parliament has finally passed its safe harbour regime expansion to the educational, cultural, and disability sectors, including while such organisations use a cloud service provider, under the Copyright Act.

The third reading of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 was agreed to by the Senate last month, with the Bill passing the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning.

Earlier this month, the Australian Department of Communications also released new regulations to complement the amendments.

“The changes will ensure these sectors are protected from legal liability where they can demonstrate they have taken reasonable steps to deal with copyright infringement by users of their online platforms,” the department explained.

Read the full article published by ZDNet, 27 June 2018.