Sep 1, 2016
We represent Australia's content, creative and entertainment sector, producing creative works and stories across screen, music, literature and the arts. We are significant contributors to Australian culture, jobs and the economy.
The Government plans to introduce copyright laws that will benefit Australian teachers, libraries and people with disabilities. We support those changes. However, we oppose the proposed safe harbour changes which will siginificantly harm Australia's creative content community.
May 20, 2016
Music Rights Australia issued a clarification about the progress of the music industry’s site blocking case which targets the notorious site KickassTorrents.
This matter was listed for a directions hearing before Justice Katzmann on Wednesday 18 May.
At the directions hearing, the Applicants proposed a timetable which included listing the matter for final hearing. The timetable was put in place and the matter was set down for a two day hearing on 25 and 26 October.
Apr 18, 2016
Music Rights Australia announces that on the 18th of April 2016, ARIA members Universal Music Australia Pty Limited, Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited, Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd and J Albert & Son Pty Ltd, together with APRA AMCOS, filed an application in the Federal Court of Australia seeking orders under section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to have the offshore site KickassTorrents and related proxy sites blocked in Australia.
Feb 15, 2016
Music Rights Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016. Music Rights Australia wishes to thank you for recognising the important role which a functioning and efficient legal framework plays in ensuring that the creative content industries can continue to thrive and make valuable contributions to the Australian economy and its cultural life.
Oct 26, 2015
The Australian Government Productivity Commission has released an issue paper on Intellectual Property Arrangements.