Actions in Respect of Copyright

Nature of action Time Limit Period Legislation Provision
Action for an infringement of copyright. 6 years from time when infringement took place. 134 Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) 134 Limitation of actions in respect of infringement of copyright

1.     An action shall not be brought for an infringement of copyright or in respect of the conversion or detention of an infringing copy, or of a device (including a circumvention device) used or intended to be used for making infringing copies, after the expiration of six years from the time when the infringement took place or the infringing copy or device was made, as the case may be.

2.     An action may not be brought under section 116AN, 116AO, 116AP, 116B, 116C or 116CA in respect of an act done by a person if more than 6 years have elapsed from the time when the act was done.