Fair Dealing


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 Australian Copyright Council, an independent, non-profit organisation representing the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies has

Australian Copyright Council Information Sheet - Fair Dealing contains information of relevance to community broadcasters in regards to:

  • Fair dealing for reporting the news
  • Fair dealing for criticism or review
  • Fair dealing for parody or satire

The Australian Copyright Council Information Sheet - Fair Dealing is available here.