For the second time in a fortnight Universities Australia has backed a government bill. UA was previously pleased with the revised foreign interference legislation (CMM June 18). Now the peak body backs new copyright legislation that protects education institutions for copyright breaches that occur on their networks, without their knowledge or control. Such protection now applies to “carriage service providers”.
“”The changes now mean universities have the same legal certainty and protection that has previously only applied to commercial internet service providers,” UA CEO Catriona Jackson said. She went on to thank the government for “leading these important reforms”. CMM suggests ministers should not get used to this.