Objective 1.1

Ease of movement of people, capital, services and data across borders

Action 1.1K

In progress

Industry will work with rights owners and affiliated copyright collecting societies in the region to facilitate cross-border licensing of creative content.

Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS)

Government response
Related Action/s

The Australian Government and industry to promote Australia’s copyright administration, regulations and enforcement procedures abroad, and pursue greater regional harmonisation of effective copyright law and enforcement in digital content-sharing platforms.


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Progress to date

The Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) are working with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers to strengthen regional harmonisation of digital rights and ensure creative services benefit from digital platforms.  

APRA AMCOS is also working with the World Intellectual Property Organization to ensure copyright issues factor in policy reviews of intellectual property laws in the Asia Pacific region and has participated in policy discussions on the development and harmonisation of copyright regulation and administration in various jurisdictions in the region.

In addition, APRA AMCOS is working with global rights-owners and partners in the region to expand multi-territory digital and other licensing opportunities. It is consulting on the development of an intellectual property strategy for Malaysia that focuses on copyright and creative industries. It also made submissions to law reviews in a number of territories outside Australia to identify potential barriers to entry or diminution of rights under Treaties and Free Trade Agreements.