Australians have never been allowed to record TV shows to VHS or DVD. Course, that never stopped them. The law's been updated now, and this is what they got. It makes me feel slightly ill. This is straight out of 1984 or V for Vendetta; you can just hear these recording rights being read to you over a tinny loudspeaker in a stern voice, can'tcha?
Does this mean I can record my favourite television or radio program to enjoy later?
Yes. For the first time you will be able to record most television or radio program at home to enjoy at a later time. This will allow you to watch or listen to a program as it was made available to the public at the time of the original broadcast.
How long can I keep the recording?
The recording must be deleted after one use. It will not be possible to use the recording over and over again.
Can I make a collection of copied television and radio programs?
No. You will not be able to burn a collection (or library) of your favourite programs on DVD or CD to keep. (It will be permitted to record a program on DVD or CD but only temporarily until you watch or listen to it for the first time.)