Legal

In Australia, the circulation of copyrighted material can occur within set parameters defined by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

Known as ‘Fair Dealing’,

“The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) allows people to use copyright material without the copyright ownerʼs permission in certain situations. These include making a “fair dealing” for certain purposes. ”

– (Fair Dealing 2012).


Under Fair Dealing, there are five areas to which copyright permission is not needed:

  1. Research or Study;
  2. Criticism or Review;
  3. Parody or Satire;
  4. Reporting News;
  5. Professional advice by a lawyer, patent attorney or trade marks attorney.

The copyrighted information within this blog is intended for Fair Dealing use for Research or Study, Criticism or Review, the occasional Parody or Satire, and generally always Reporting the News.

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