CAUL provided a written response to the inquiry on 30th January 2018, which stated that:
CAUL strongly supports the amendments to the Act that would extend the scope of the safe harbour scheme to enable the ‘notice and take down’ system to apply to universities, libraries and archives. This would bring us, as service providers, into alignment with the for-profit ISPs who are currently covered as ‘carriage service providers.
The simplified process of ‘notice and take down’ to remove or disable access to infringing material should also protect and benefit copyright owners by providing a straightforward and cost-effective alternative to a court order.
Media about the Bill:
- Media release by Universities Australia
- Media release by the Australian Digital Alliance
- News article with comments by Jessica Coats
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