Nov 2006: EFA has made a written submission to the Senate Committee inquiry into the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006. The Bill, in its current form, contains a deeply flawed and over-broad implementation of the Technical Protection Measures provisions of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. The Bill will also introduce new purported rights of time-shifting and format-shifting which are much narrower than those existing in the United States, and contains a raft of new criminal provisions designed to make it easier to criminally prosecute Internet users for copyright infringement. These laws could be applied to children as young as 10 years old, and carry penalties up to 5 years jail.

See EFA's Submission to the Copyright Amendment Bill Inquiry.

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