Australia – SUBMISSION TO THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

Australian Copyright Council (ACC) submission to the International Covenenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

The ACC In this submission, contends that:

  1. the protection of copyright and its related rights is fundamental to the ICESCR; and
  2. the limitations and exceptions which are inherent to copyright safeguard appropriate access to culture as required under the Convention. 

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See also http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/CulturalRights/Pages/impactofintellectualproperty.aspx