Australian Law Reform Commission

  1. Australia’s Record Biz Suffers Double-Digit Drop In Digital ‘Transition’ Year

    February 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Australia’s recorded music market suffered a double-digit slump in 2013 as digital finally replaced the CD as the top format, new data reveals.  Annual recorded music revenue in 2013 declined by 11.6% to Australian $351.6 million ($313 million), a ...

  2. Australian Gov't Considering ‘Graduated Response’, Commits to Overhaul of Copyright Act

    February 18, 2014 1:18 AM EST Australia is edging toward a “graduated response” system after the attorney-general declared his country’s government would consider such measures to help curb online piracy.  George Brandis, who serves in the dual role of attorney-general and min ...

  3. Australia's High Court Decides Commercial Radio Should Pay for Internet Simulcasts

    August 15, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Australia's commerical radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts should pay a separate license fee, the country’s High Court has decided. In doing so, the court has drawn a line under a legal battle which has rumbled on for mo ...