Submission

Draft Terms of Reference Convergence Review

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy regarding the draft Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review. The submission highlights copyright regulation as a central issue in increasing Australians' access to content.

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC in response to the Productivity Commission's draft research report into bilateral and regional trade agreements. It gives consideration to the negotiation of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) and its impact on the balance of Australian copyright law.

ACTA: Impact on Individuals and Intermediaries

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade following the release of an official version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in 2010. It analyses areas of conflict between the requirements of ACTA and Australia's domestic IP policy.

APRA: Draft Determination on Authorisation

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding the Australasian Performing Right Association Draft Determination on Authorisation. It considers the scope of APRA's market power in setting licence fees and terms and conditions for use of copyright music, and the potential anti-competitive detriment that may result.

Improving access to copyright materials for the visually impaired

Joint comment of the ADA and ALCC on the draft treaty proposed by the World Blind Union at WIPO, increasing the information available in accessible formats for people with a visual impairment.

Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 Draft Report

Joint response by the ADA and ALCC to the Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 Draft Report. It supports all of the recommendations made in the report, and commends the proactive approach taken by the Government 2.0 Taskforce. The submission makes additional supporting comments with respect to: open, accessible and reusable PSI and increasing access to the collections of cultural institutions.

Intellectual Property & Competition Review

Submission of the ADA to the Intellectual Property & Competition Review Committee, advocating that copyright law be subject to competition policy analysis.

Application for authorisation by the Australasian Performing Right Association

Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA)'s application for authorisation.

Digital Economy Future Directions

Submission of the ADA to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy's Consultation Paper "Digital Economy Future Directions". It supports an open access policy for public sector information and increased access to publically funded collections, as well as further flexibilities and safeguards in the Copyright Act for users and innovators.

Digital Economy Future Directions

Submission of the ADA to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on consultation paper, Digital Economy Future Directions. 

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