ADA Copyright Forum 2012

 'Growing the Digital Economy: Copyright Exceptions for the Internet Age'

A forum for ADA members, other copyright users and innovators and government on updated copyright exceptions for the digital environment, on

Friday 9 March 2012, National Library of Australia, Canberra.

with Pre-Conference drinks hosted by Minter Ellison
5:30pm Thursday 8 March 2012, Level 3, 25 National Circuit, Canberra

The 2012 ADA Copyright Forum will serve as a “conversation starter” in the lead up to the anticipated copyright review by the Australian Law Reform Commission, with panel sessions to consider whether existing exceptions in the Copyright Act are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment.

Topics up for discussion include:

  • An exception for mash-ups, re-mixes and transformative use of copyright works

  • The global agenda for copyright exceptions – WIPO reforms on exceptions for libraries, archives and persons with print disabilities

  • Support for digital innovators – facilitating growth of our internet industries

  • The ‘fair use’ defence – revisiting our position on fair use

  • Trade agreements – ensuring copyright reforms grow our digital economy

Featuring a keynote address from internationally-renowned copyright academic, Pamela Samuelson and a fantastic line up of panel speakers including:

Nicholas Gruen, ADA Patron and CEO, Lateral Economics, Ishtar Vij, Public Policy and Government Affairs Counsel, Google Australia and New Zealand, Rene Summer, General Manager, Government Affairs, Ericsson Australia & New Zealand, Dan Ilic, Australian comedian and filmmaker, presenter on ABC’s Hungry Beast, Paula Bray, Manager, Visual and Digitisation Services, Powerhouse Museum, Dr Rebecca Giblin, Faculty of Law, Monash University,  Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Information and Learning Support, QUT, Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Law and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Anne Flahvin, Media & Communications Counsel, Policy Australia, and Carolyn Dalton, Executive Director, Policy Australia, Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Margaret Allen, CEO and State Librarian, State Library of Western Australia, Delia Browne, National Copyright Director for Schools and Tafes, Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs, Charles Alexander, Minter Ellison, Kimberlee Weatherall, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Krista Cox, Solicitor, Knowledge Ecology International, and Daniel Spector, Policy Advisor, NZRise.

Forum program now available online! To find out more about each panel session access the program here.

For details of cost and duration, access the registration form here.


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