Geoblocking is not copyright infringement: Productivity Commission | ZDNet 2016-04-30


" ... The commission addressed a number of issues for the government, including recommending that it make it clear that circumventing geoblocking technology is not an infringement of copyright; recommending that it avoid entering international agreements that ban the circumvention of geoblocks; recommending that the current 'fair dealing' exceptions be replaced by a broader 'fair use' exception; finding that making better use of timely and cost-effective access to copyright materials would combat online piracy more effectively than punitive measures; and finding that the public would derive more benefit from the length of copyright being shortened from 70 years after death to 15 to 20 years after creation ..."


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Date tagged:

04/30/2016, 09:11

Date published:

04/30/2016, 05:11