Copyright provides creators with an incentive to create new works and a legal framework for the control of their creations. Copyright protection is free and applies automatically when material is created. There is NO registration system for copyright in Australia. Copyright does not protect ideas, information, styles or techniques.

The Australian Copyright Council is the beginning point for information on copyright. Click the logo above  to visit the site. It is easily searchable and includes many downloadable files for your information. We have included the most current  files relevant to community broadcasting (at September 2015). As a presenter, you are expected to be familiar with copyright regulations and make sure you do not infringe copyright. For the most up to date versions, go to the site.

GENERAL Information about Copyright in Australia

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