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 Australia’s writers, publishers and printers, damaging both Australia’s 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.