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senate vote 2009-10-27#2

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on 2016-06-23 16:31:27

Title

  • Parallel Import Restrictions on Books
  • Motions - Parallel Import Restrictions on Books - Territorial copyright protection

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the Senate:<dl><dt>(a)</dt><dd>notes that:<dl><dt>(i)</dt><dd>the experience from around the world does not support claims from the Productivity Commission and others that removing territorial copyright protection would reduce the market price for books, and</dd><dt>(ii)</dt><dd>there is ample evidence that removing territorial copyright protection would hurt Australia&#8217;s writers, publishers and printers, damaging both Australia&#8217;s culture and economy; and</dd></dl></dd><dt>(b)</dt><dd>calls on the Government to abandon the plans, inherited from the Howard Government, to remove or restrict territorial copyright protection for books.</dd></dl></p>
  • The majority voted against the [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2009-10-27.59.2) introduced by Greens Senator [Christine Milne](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/tasmania/christine_milne) and Greens Senator [Scott Ludlam](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/scott_ludlam).
  • ### Wording of the motion
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • >> *(i) the experience from around the world does not support claims from the Productivity Commission and others that removing territorial copyright protection would reduce the market price for books, and*
  • >> *(ii) there is ample evidence that removing territorial copyright protection would hurt Australias writers, publishers and printers, damaging both Australias culture and economy; and*
  • > *(b) calls on the Government to abandon the plans, inherited from the Howard Government, to remove or restrict territorial copyright protection for books.*