Australia - Music Piracy & Copyright Infringement Report, 2018

Australia - Music Piracy & Copyright Infringement Report, 2018

Report Description

These vicissitudes in the global music industry are positive metrics of accomplishment. The major shift that has been seen over the years reflects that the industry has adapted the digital age and has emerged in a stronger and smarter way. The declining scenario of the recorded music revenues since past two decades was shaking up the base of the global music industry and they had no clue how to recover from these losses. But with time the industry also realized that without incubating technology and innovation the revenues would keep on declining and there is no way out, as internet has given many platforms which encourage malpractices like piracy.

Australia-Music Piracy & Copyright Infringement Report, 2018 explores the reason behind increasing music piracy and its ramifications on the artists. The report has analysed legal frameworks of Australia that deals with the copyrights of the artist. It focuses on the trends of piracy in this digital age.

The new age technologies have made consumption and dissemination of music very easy. This is causing economic loss to the music industry. The artists are not able to get the due amount of money that they are entitled to get. The copyright infringement of musical work is at its peak and there seems to no proper recluse to this problem.

The report has discussed about various rights and liabilities of artists, broadcasters and record labels. It also includes the civil and criminal punishments for copyright violators. The report has also shown provided market research of the music industry in Australia and how it is getting affected due to piracy.

Many digital platforms are providing legitimate music which is also helping the artists but that is still not enough. Legal norms and technology can not work in isolation anymore in this era of digital world. It is necessary for the authorities to understand the advancements in technologies so as to curb the problem of online piracy.

The report has given an in-depth analysis of all the issues associated with online piracy. There are also various social, technological, legal and economical recommendations that are in the report which are very beneficial for the music industry.

The report showcases the current state of music piracy in Australia and how technologies are helping the violators to flourish in this anonymous world of web. The collaboration of various stakeholders will eventually help the industry to re gain its lost balance and gain stability.

Music Industry has lost up to $32 BN in 2017.

Table of


Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Scope and Approach
    1. Internet – Downloads, Streams & Pirates
    2. Definitions & Terminologies
  3. Australia Music Piracy Perception Index
  4. Analysis of Copyright laws - International Law/Treaties/Agreements
    1. WIPO Internet Treaties
    2. WIPO Copyright Treaty
    3. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
    4. Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
  5. Australia - Analysis of Copyright laws - National Laws
  6. Legal Analysis
    1. The Australian Copyright Act, 1968
    2. Copyright Regulations, 1969
  7. Issues addressed
    1. Piracy
    2. Artist Rights
    3. Record Label Rights
    4. Broadcaster Rights
  8. Strategic Recommendations
    1. Recommendation 1
    2. Recommendation 2
    3. Recommendation 3
    4. Recommendation 4
    5. Recommendation 5

List of


List of Graphs

  1. Subscription and Ad-Supported Revenues Versus -2016
  2. Annual global recorded music revenue in billions of dollars (2007-2017)
  3. Growth in Internet Users in Billions (2007-2017)
  4. Fixed Broadband Penetration in Developed and Developing nations (2011-2017)
  5. Mobile Broadband Penetration in Developed and Developing nations (2010-2017)
  6. Internet Users, Smartphone Users and Adoption Rate(Smartphone) (2011-2017)
  7. Mobile Data traffic share by content category-2017
  8. Growth in Streaming (2011-2017)
  9. Global Recorded Music Industry Revenues in USD Billions- (2005-2017)
  10. Top 30 Money Makers of Music Industry
  11. Billion Gigabytes of file Shared per month-(2008-2017)
  12. Global Digital Revenue (US $ Billion)-2007-2017
  13. Worldwide paid Subscribers of Internet Radio Services (in Million)-2017
  14. Google URL takedown requests up to 2017
  15. Loss in Revenue due to Music Piracy in EU (Euro Million)-2017
  16. Australia Music Industry Revenue US$ Million-2016

Country Analysed


A Complete Analysis of Australian Music Market



International, National and Regional Laws

International Laws-

  1. WIPO Internet Treaties 
    1. WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996
    2. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, 1996
  2. EU Copyright Directive, 2001
  3. Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), 2012
  4. John Doe Orders


  1. The Australian Copyright Act, 1968
  2. Copyright Regulations, 1969
International, National and Regional Laws


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