The Australian Digital Alliance drafts policy submissions to government, engages in legal cases concerning copyright and prepares publications on new developments in copyright law and policy.

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Copyright law and policy submissions to government consultations

  • 05 July 2018

    The ADA welcomes the Government’s goal of modernising the Copyright Act to ensure it is effective, efficient and sufficiently adaptable to cope with changes in economic conditions, technology, markets and the costs of innovating. The ADA strongly believes that the best and only way to do this is to introduce a fair use exception into Australian law.

  • 15 February 2018

    The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) welcomes the proposed amendments in the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill as an initial step towards reform of Australia’s copyright safe harbours. The amendments proposed by the Bill will enable Australia’s libraries, archives, schools, universities and disability groups to more confidently engage with new technologies and provide online services to the Australian population.

  • 10 October 2017

    The ADA provides comments on the exposure draft of the Copyright Regulations 2017. We applaud the new TPM exceptions for disability access, library use, and schools working within the statutory licence or s200AB, but petitioned for additional TPM exceptions for libraries working under s200AB and others using the fair dealing provision. We also suggest some minor changes to the notice requirements for libraries and archives.

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