Opinion Number. 1597


whether imperial copyright act as adopted could be amended by varying restriction on power of amendment: power of Commonwealth to establish compulsory tribunal to determine disputes arising out of broadcasting musical works

Key Legislation

Copyright Act 1911 (U.K.) (1 & 2 Geo. V c. 46) s 25: Copyright Act 1912 s 8

The Postmaster-General

Arising out of my opinion dated 24th April, 1936, as to the power of the Commonwealth to establish a compulsory tribunal, the Postmaster-General has asked for advice as to whether it would be competent for the Commonwealth to amend the British Copyright Act, as adopted by section 8 of the Copyright Act 1912