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The ALRC was asked to consider whether the current exceptions and statutory licences in the Copyright Act are adequate and appropriate in the digital era. The Report, tabled on 13 February 2014, is the result of an 18-month Inquiry during which the ALRC produced two consultation documents, undertook 109 consultations and received 870 submissions. The Report contains 30 recommendations for reform. The key recommendation is for the introduction of a fair use exception to Australian copyright law.
El Gobierno de España asegura que la piratería "tiene una repercusión sobre el cine superior a la variación del precio de la entrada, cuya determinación no deja de ser una decisión básicamente empresarial".
Government says it will continue putting in place measures to protect intellectual property rights for Artists.
The Fiji Arts Council has raised its concerns about on how a New York fashion designer used iTaukei Masi or Tapa motifs on her dress and called it Aztec.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) welcomed the message of, HE Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage about the aspects of the proposed cooperation between the Ministry and the organization to protect the national heritage, the build capacities as well as the established local databases and assist in convening a workshop about the intellectual property.
Australias artist resale royalty scheme, which came into effect in June 2010 and is currently being reviewed, seems to be offering increased protection to indigenous artists, with 60% of the artists who have been paid royalties being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.