Copyright Safe Harbour for Australia

Google’s Legal Director, Copyright—Fred von Lohmann sets out Australia’s case for a long overdue copyright ‘safe harbour’ for online services.

A well established principle in US law (and Europe), it’s one of the critical factors that made user generated content platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Snap possible.

In his words:

“The proposed amendment to copyright law is aimed at solving a concrete problem: we don’t want copyright law to make it impossible to create innovative online services, just because a minority of users misuse those services to infringe copyright.”

Submissions closed in Feb. With bated breath, we wait…