Australian copyright law stuck in horse and buggy era

Search engines such as Google and popular cloud computing services may have been “sued out of existence” if they started in Australia, while consumers who make remixes or mash-ups of copyright songs and videos are also breaching the law.These are just some of the glaring issues with the Copyright Act that have been raised today by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) and copyright experts. The ALRC has released a new issues paper for its inquiry into whether Australia’s copyright laws have kept up with the digital age.

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