Copyright Reform – Remote Learning

Media Release: The Albanese Government will ensure students who use technology to attend classes remotely can benefit from the use of copyright material in online teaching in the same way as their fellow students who attend in person. 

The use of copyright material in lessons is a crucial part of modern education practice. The Government will ensure that the Copyright Act treats all students equally, regardless of whether they are being taught online, or in the classroom.

The proposed amendments will also make clear that parents and guardians can assist students in which copyright materials are used – which is particularly important for younger students who need assistance from a parent or guardian to take part in online learning.

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