Fair Dealing


We even got our own laws and stuff! Pretty amazing huh?

What most people* know as "Fair Use" is actually called "Fair Dealing" in Australian legal jargon.

So, there's this document that can be acquired at this location:

The text reads:
C Australian Copyright Council
December 2017 
Fair Dealing: What Can I Use Without Permission? 
The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) allows people to use copyright material without the copyright owner’s permission in certain situations. These include making a “fair dealing” for certain purposes.

The document tells me that...

The text reads:
The “fair dealing” exceptions to infringement 
There is no general exception for using copyright material simply because you think it is fair or because you are not making a profit. The Copyright Act allows you to use copyright material without permission if your use is a “fair dealing” for one of the following purposes: 
• research or study;
• criticism or review;
• parody or satire;
• reporting news;
• enabling a person with a disability to access the material; or
• professional advice by a lawyer, patent attorney or trade marks attorney.

Using that list, this blog is generally a mix of "research or study", "criticism or review" and "reporting news".

More information can be found on the Australian Copyright Council's website, as well as at the actual law's website - The Copyright Act 1968, which is currently at Compilation No. 53 dated 23 June 2017.

As for other stuff that is not included in the above...

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Take whatever you want... as long as you don't use stuff for $$$ purposes without asking me first.

*ie. usually Americans from the USA

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