The law

  • Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth) - The current version of the Copyright Act includes all changes made by amending legislation, such as the Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000, the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000, the relevant parts of the US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004, and the Copyright Amendment Act 2006. There is generally no need to look at any of these amending acts.
  • For an overview of the Copyright Act see the Attorney-General's Department's short guide to copyright.

Exceptions that allow copying without permission

The Australian Copyright Council has an excellent website that provides a range of information sheets.

Collecting societies

Other ways to find copyright owners

Organisations with expertise in copyright and intellectual property