The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have come to a landmark agreement to allow libraries to use book covers to...
Copyright for Australian libraries and archives
Welcome to the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) website. We are the primary policy body in Australia for the discussion of copyright issues affecting library, archive and information sectors. Find out more about our work in Advocacy, Training and developing Resources.
Copyright law reform
We were pleased to see a draft Bill released by the Department for Communications on 23 December 2015. The Bill covers disability access, library and educational exceptions, copyright for unpublished and orphan works, and safe harbours. View our response.
The Productivity Commission published its draft report on Intellectual Property in April 2016 recommending, among other things, the adoption of an open ended fair use style exception in Australia. View our response.
Copyright training in 2016
Visit our Training page to find out when courses are coming to your state or territory. Free for most library and archive professionals.
We are developing new resources - copyright fact sheets and guidance for professionals working in libraries, archives and information services. They will be live on our website in August 2016.
Support our work
Associations and institutions are welcome to apply to become members of the ALCC. Contact us here.
For individuals, please register your email address so we can let you know when we need your support advocating for copyright reform.
The Australian Digital Alliance and Australian Libraries Copyright Committee share a newsletter for members as well as non-members.
Subscribe here to keep up to date with ALCC events and activities.