At the end of 2006, the Australian Federal Government passed the Copyright Amendment Act 2006 (Cth), containing a number of new, lower-level criminal provisions aimed at creating greater enforcement of criminal copyright activities. This paper is a response to draft Guidelines issued by the Attorney-General’s Department aimed at assisting law enforcement officers in the implementation of the infringement notices and forfeiture of infringing copies and devices scheme. The paper cites areas of the guidelines where more detail is required and suggests methods for improvement. It also explores other considerations the Attorney-General’s Department should to take into account for the infringement notice scheme to operate fairly and effectively.
Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Intellectual Property
Date of this Version
Abi Paramaguru, David Vaile, Catherine Bond, and Alana Maurushat, "Copyright Infringement Notices Scheme: A Submission to the Attorney-General’s Department" (October 2007). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series. Working Paper 62.