What are the copyright laws in Australia?
The Copyright Act 1968 governs copyright laws in Australia. Original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works are automatically copyrighted upon creation. The rights include reproduction, publication, adaptation, and public performance. Copyright typically lasts for the life of the creator plus 70 years. Infringement can lead to both civil and criminal penalties. While registration isn't mandatory, maintaining clear records and using the © symbol can deter unauthorized use. For a comprehensive understanding of nuances and enforcement, consult our IP specialists.
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