Assessment on Copyright

Grade: HSC
Subject: SDD
Resource type: Assessment Task
Written by: N/A
Year uploaded: 2015
Page length: 9



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Assessment Task – Copyright

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Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted to the creator of an original work that protects the creator’s expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It covers a variety of things such as films, TV broadcasts, sound recording, programs, published works and radio broadcasts.
Protection in Australia is provided under the Copyright Act 1968 and gives exclusive rights to license others in regard to copying the work, performing it in public, broadcasting it, publishing it and making an adaptation of the work. Because it is federal law, protection goes out across all of Australia, even if the material was created overseas. In addition to dealing with copyright rights, the Act also deals with performers’ rights and the “moral rights” of individual creators.

Protection also extends to signatories of several international treaties, such as the Treaty of Berne. With advances in technology (such as peer to peer networking), many aspects of copyright are not only getting outdated but new methods have found ways to easily copy and transfer copy righted material, especially over the internet, and thus law reform has been introduced in many different areas.

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