Copyright laws grant the creators of original works certain exclusive rights in relation to those works, including protecting them from unauthorised distribution or use. The sort of content that falls into copyright territory includes movies, TV shows, music, books, articles, software and games.

Copyright laws can be confusing, which is why we encourage customers to be really careful when accessing or downloading content they might find online. If someone uses the net to share a copyright work without the owner's permission - say, downloading a copy of a movie, or making it accessible to others - they could be breaking the law by infringing copyright.

TransACT does not authorise or condone copyright infringement. Our contract terms provide that customers must not use TransACT’s service to commit an offence or infringe another person’s rights. This includes copyright infringement. See our Broadband and Victorian Standard Forms of Agreement.

We also have a policy that applies to people who infringe the law. Check out our Repeat Infringer Policy Summary for more.

More useful fact sheets and legislation about copyright can be found at the Attorney- General’s website.

TransACT does not volunteer personal details or information relating to customers to copyright holders, unless they obtain a court order which requires us to identify who you are.

Claimed Infringement of Copyright

TransACT is required by the Copyright Regulations 1969 (Cth) (the ‘Regulations’) to have a 'Designated Representative' to receive notices and notifications issued under the Regulations. That person is the Copyright Manager.

Notifications of infringement relating to Category C and D activities of s 116AH(1) of the Copyright Act must be in the form prescribed by the Regulations.

Notices of claimed infringement are to be sent to:

Attention: The Copyright Manager
Fax: (02) 6108 3591
Mail: PO Box 1006, Civic Square, ACT, 2608