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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 135ASD

Commercially exhibiting unauthorised decoder in public

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person exhibits an unauthorised decoder in public with the intention of obtaining a commercial advantage or profit; and

                     (b)  the unauthorised decoder will be used to enable a person to gain access to an encoded broadcast without the authorisation of the broadcaster.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person exhibits an unauthorised decoder in public; and

                     (b)  the exhibition is by way of trade; and

                     (c)  the unauthorised decoder will be used to enable a person to gain access to an encoded broadcast without the authorisation of the broadcaster.

             (3)  An offence against subsection (1) or (2) is punishable on conviction by a fine of not more than 550 penalty units or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both.

Note:          A corporation may be fined up to 5 times the amount of the maximum fine (see subsection 4B(3) of the Crimes Act 1914 ).



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