Copyright 20/20 – ADA Copyright Forum 2019

Registration is open!

Meet our first three keynotes for this year's Forum:

  • Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament, and one of Europe’s most outspoken advocates for the public in copyright debates;
  • Dr Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, and a strong voice globally in favour of fair and flexible exceptions;
  • Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane, Queensland University of Technology, founder and current Board member of the ADA.

You can see their full bios on the Speakers page. Watch this space for more speakers to come!

About the Forum 2019
2019 is a momentous year for the Australian Digital Alliance, as the 20th anniversary of our formal launch.

The Alliance was formed by representatives from the cultural, education, consumer, research and technology sectors as a voice for the public interest in copyright policy. It was a response to fears that hasty solutions to the challenges posed by digital technology could lead to over-protection at the expense of research, learning and innovation in this country.

As we reach this important milestone it gives us a chance to reflect - have these fears been realised? Where have the eyes been in the digital storms? What can we expect from the next 20 years?

In this year's ADA Copyright Forum we look both back and ahead, to answer the question - is copyright on the right path?

The ADA Forum is the peak event for discussion of creative, workable copyright reform options to promote a fairer copyright balance for creators and the broader public. With a range of speakers and panels, the Forum is a must for anyone interested in the present and future of copyright in Australia and the region.

This year's Forum will be held in at the National Library of Australia's Theatre on 22 March, 2019. Registration is available via Eventbrite.

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