Submission

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. 

Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books

Joint submission of the ADA, ALCC and ALIA in response to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, "Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books". It supports removal of the restrictions on parallel importation of books to encourage competition and increase the accessibility of books for Australians.

Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Code Reviewer re the code of conduct for copyright collecting societies. It comments on the broad and uncertain nature of the code of conduct for collecting societies, and seeks the insertion of further detailed provisions into the Code to guide licensees and collecting societies alike.

Format shifting for private use

Submission to the Attorney-General's Department in response to Issues Paper "Copying Photographs and Films in a Different Format for Private Use".

Australia 2020 submission: Education

Submission by the ADA to the Australia 2020 productivity agenda for education, skills, training, science and innovation. It recommends amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to assist in access to information for students, with particular focus on an amendment to prevent the contracting out of copyright exceptions.

Australia 2020 Submission: creativity

ADA submission to the Australia 2020 Summit, Towards a creative Australia: the future of the arts, film and design. It recommends the adoption of a flexible provision in the Copyright Act that allows for transformative use of copyright works.

Australia 2020 Submission: Economy

Submission of the ADA to the Australia 2020 Summit regarding the future of the Australian economy. It recommends the adoption of a "fair use" style provision and expansion of the safe harbour regime to encourage digital innovation.

Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in response to Discussion Paper  on an International Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. It cautions against entering negotiations of ACTA, on the basis that further entrenchment of existing IP laws would make future domestic reform more difficult.

Review of Australian Privacy Law

Submission by the Australian Digital Alliance to Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 72, Review of Australian Privacy Law. It cautions against the collection of personal information by rightsholder organisations to pursue allegations of copyright infringement, and urges balance between copyright infringement concerns and the respect for privacy.

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