Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
|Is there a specialized dispute resolution body?||Yes|
|Which Body?||The Copyright Tribunal
The Copyright Tribunal is an independent body established by s.138 of the Copyright Act 1968 which has jurisdiction, on application by a licensee or a collecting society, to determine reasonable remuneration or royalties payable in respect of licenses for the exploitation of copyright.
|Do the general courts have jurisdiction to determine reasonable license terms where they cannot be agreed?||Yes|
|Which court?||Federal Court of Australia; State Supreme Courts.
Both courts have jurisdiction in respect of copyright infringement actions. The courts in their discretion, award damages for infringement of copyright on the basis of a reasonable royalty.
|Type of Licenses|
|TV||Radio||Online||Production||Mechanical||Performance / Renting||Live Events||Products||Others|
|APRA - Australasian Performing Right Association AMCOS - Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ARIA - Australian Recording Industry Association||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ASDACS - Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AWGACS - Australian Writers' Guild Authorship Collecting Society Ltd||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|PPCA - Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Screenrights – The Audiovisual Copyright Society Ltd.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
N/A - CMO does not offer this type of license
APRA AMCOS: Please visit http://apraamcos.com.au/ for licensing information.
The local collecting societies are generally active.
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