The ALRC released the issues paper on its review of Copyright and the Digital Economy on 20 August 2012. The ACCC made a submission in response to the ALRC’s issues paper on 16 November 2012.
The ACCC’s submission:
considered the extent to which current copyright law may hinder the potential economic benefits and efficiencies that have arisen as a result of the digital economy
recommended that intellectual property rights should be fully subject to the competition provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act) by repealing section 51(3) of the Act, which provides an exemption for certain copyright licence conditions from certain competition provisions of the Act.