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Copyright reform: Orphan Works in, Fair Use out

The Federal Government has announced proposed copyright reform bringing , and while this includes the potentially troubling Orphan Works exception, the more controversial and harmful US-style Fair Use exception is no longer a consideration. This marks the beginning of an end to an eight-year inquiry into reforming copyright, with Australian creatives likely to welcome the reforms which mostly benefit cultural and educational institutions.

Fair Work audits for small retailers

The Fair Work Ombudsman seems to be focussing on small business this year, initiating a national audit with beefed up fines, and launching a comprehensive…