Review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies – have your say

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research today released the draft report of its review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies (the Code). The draft report outlines potential options for reform of the Code to improve confidence in the collective administration of copyright in Australia.

The Bureau is seeking feedback on the proposed findings and recommendations outlined in the draft report, which seek to:

  • increase clarity around the role of the Code
  • improve transparency around collecting societies’ operations, and
  • strengthen governance arrangements for collecting societies and the Code.

A copy of the draft report and information about options for providing feedback is available at

Written submissions

We encourage you to make a submission by 14 March 2018 in response to the draft findings and recommendations for reform, and to the specific questions and raised in the draft report.

Your submission will help inform the development and finalisation of recommendations for reform, which are anticipated to be outlined in a final report to Government in 2018. Submissions received after 14 March 2018 may not be considered in the development of the final report to Government.

Member participation

If your organisation represents copyright owners, copyright users or other interested stakeholders, we would appreciate it if you could inform them about this review and take the opportunity to make a submission or provide a short comment. 

If you would like more information about the review, please contact the review team at                 


Museums Galleries Australia will be compiling a submission. MGA members are welcome to direct their views directly to us to be incorporated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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