New report on the costs and benefits of introducing a 'fair use' exception to Australian copyright law finds no improved economic outcomes

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has been released entitled 'Understanding the costs and benefits of introducing a "fair use" exception'.  The report, commissioned by APRA AMCOS, PPCA, Copyright Agency│Viscopy, Foxtel, News Corp Australia and Screenrights, seeks to provide some insights into elements that should be considered in any formal economic cost-benefit analysis of the proposed introduction of fair use.  

The analysis conducted by PwC finds that that 'there is no firm evidence supporting a direct causational relationship between fair use and improved economic outcomes for the Australian economy as a whole...'

The full report is available here