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Copyright Act 1968 (Principal Act)

Date of Entry into Force:May 1, 1969
Date of Text (Enacted):June 27, 1968
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
The principal Copyright Act 1968 (Act No. 63 of 1968) was most recently amended only by the Schedule 1 (items 135–144) of the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Act 2010 that entered into force on 30 June 2010.
The amendments made by this Schedule were incorporated into the most current Act compilation for the Australia’s copyright law.

This compilation, which was prepared 7 July 2010 by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra consolidates the amendments to the principal Copyright Act up to the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Act 2010 (Act No. 94, 2010) .
Available Texts: 

Copyright Act 1968 (Principal Act) Copyright Act 1968 (Principal Act), Complete document (pdf) [278 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AU249



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