The Copyright Act has become a battleground in the battle against copyright infringement, with the introduction of new laws aimed at curbing the practice of intellectual property theft.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced the introduction on Wednesday of the Australian Intellectual Property Enforcement Act (AIPEA).
This is a bill that aims to create a national legal regime that aims at protecting intellectual property rights and ensuring that Australians can access and use the works of others.
The act also sets out a framework for how the courts will handle copyright infringement.
The ACT government has already made several changes to the Copyright Act in recent years, including allowing for copyright infringement notices to be given to the internet service providers (ISPs), which have been accused of blocking copyright infringing websites.
In January 2018, the ACT government also amended the Copyright (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Regulations 2018 to provide for a presumption in favour of the copyright holder against any claim for damages or costs from third parties.
The new amendments include the following changes: Copyright owners are not liable for damages for copyright infringements that occur after a notice of infringement has been given to a copyright owner by the ISP, except for the costs incurred by the copyright owner.
In such circumstances, the copyright infringement claim shall not be barred, but shall be dealt with in accordance with the statutory provisions of this Act.
A notice of copyright infringement must include a description of the alleged infringement, the date the infringement occurred, and a statement that a claimant has an opportunity to respond to the allegation and to seek judicial review of the claim.
Copyright owners shall be entitled to recover costs from the claimant if the infringement of copyright is proven to be the work of a copyright infringer, in accordance for the time being with the provisions of the Copyright Designs Restatement (Designation of Copyrightable Designs) Regulations 2004.
The Copyright (Restatement) Act 1901 provides that any person who, by means of a false or misleading representation or by conduct prejudicial to the proper administration of justice, knowingly and maliciously causes, or is reckless as to the likely consequences of, an infringement of any copyright in a work of authorship or other intellectual property shall be liable to the copyright owners of that work or other copyright in that work for damages.
This is in addition to the statutory remedies that are available under the Copyright Restatements (Copyright and Related Rights) Act 1999 and the Australian Designs Restitutions Act 2004.
This will also apply to works that are in the public domain and not subject to copyright protection.
This means that an artist will not be able to recover from a defendant a statutory damages of more than $5,000, whereas a music publisher would be able recover from the copyright holders a statutory maximum of $15,000.
The bill also sets aside the power to enforce the provisions related to a court order to remove a person’s copyright from the internet.
However, it is unclear whether this will apply to the ISPs.
The ISPs will have to seek court approval before removing their IP addresses from the network.
This does not mean that ISPs will be required to stop using the ISPs’ IP addresses.
However they will be subject to legal liability for the removal of their IP address, if they fail to comply with court orders.
A person who is unable to obtain a court judgment or order under section 12(1)(d) of the Act is entitled to have that person’s name removed from the list of ISPs that use their IPs.
However this is not an absolute right, and courts will still have to consider whether the person is likely to benefit from the removal.
The introduction of AIPEA is not the only change in the Copyright Acts recent history.
The last major revision to the Act was made in January 2018.
This was a major overhaul of the act, and included a significant increase in the maximum penalty for copyright offences and an increase in damages for infringement.
As well as introducing a higher maximum penalty, the act also added new offences that included infringement of certain works.
The most notable changes to this new act include an increase to the maximum statutory damages for breach of copyright and an extension of the duration of copyright.
The maximum statutory maximum damages for an infringement under this new section are now $100,000 and $150,000 respectively.
This increases the maximum maximum statutory penalty from $500,000 to $1 million.
In addition, the Act also made a number of other changes.
It included a provision allowing the removal from the Internet of the IP address of a person who has not been convicted of a criminal offence or who has been ordered to appear in a court and who has committed no infringement of the person’s rights.
The Act also added a new section of the ACT Copyright Act that made it an offence for an individual to make any false or fraudulent representation in relation to the registration of a domain name.
This included making representations that a person was registered with a domain by the use of an automated system that is controlled by the domain registrar. This new