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Law in your backyard

The “Carl Copyright” case study explored copyright creation and infringement. It’s now time for you to discover how the law applies in your jurisdiction.

What you need to do

  1. Go online and find the law related to copyright in your jurisdiction. If you live in Australia, consider finding out about the law from another common law jurisdiction.

  2. In the Comments, share with other learners your findings and responses to the following questions:

  • What are the penalties for copyright infringement if you download a movie in your jurisdiction?

  • Are there penalties and does it increase if you were to show the film in public?

  • Is this a criminal or civil matter in your jurisdiction, and do think it’s appropriate to criminalise infringing intellectual property rights?

Need help finding law resources?

If you’re not sure how to find law resources, watch Caroline’s How to start finding the law and How to access online law resources to learn how to access and search for legal information online.

Join a study group

This week’s study group task is based on this step. If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge beyond your own jurisdiction, consider joining a study group and then taking part in the task. Learn more about this week’s task.


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Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

Monash University

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