The ALCC contends that ensuring a healthy public domain and the ability to access and make use of material should be a key goal, not just a side effect of copyright regulation.
Copyright advocacy for Australian libraries and archives
The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) is the primary policy body in Australia for the discussion of copyright issues affecting library, archive and information sectors. The ALCC advocates for copyright law reform in the interests of Australian libraries and information providers, and offers informed contributions to domestic and international copyright law and policy discussions. The ALCC and its members support a copyright framework that appropriately protects the interests of right holders while ensuring access to important cultural, educational and historic content in the public interest.
The ALCC comprises members from seven representative organisations. You can find out more about the members here. The ALCC works in partnership with the Australian Digital Alliance, the peak organisation representing the cross-sector interests of copyright users and innovators in Australia.
The ALCC organises free copyright training for its members in each capital city around Australia. For more information about copyright training dates in your city, see our news items or contact the copyright adviser.
The Australian Digital Alliance and Australian Libraries Copyright Committee share a newsletter for members as well as non-members.
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