The ALCC is very supportive of the proposed recommendations set out in the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Australia’s IP Framework. In particular, we support the Commission’s recommendations that:
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Submissions to government consultations on issues affecting libraries and archives in Australia
02 August 2016
07 April 2016
The ADA and the ALCC strongly support the policy reforms proposed by the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill. We feel these are important changes that provide significant benefits for Australian consumers and businesses. They will particularly benefit the cultural, educational, disability and technology sectors.
04 January 2016
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. As such, libraries and archives and the role they play in facilitating public access to copyright material are an essential part of the copyright ecosystem.
We are in regular contact with the Australian Government, through advisers and politicians. Based in Canberra, our Executive Officer is well placed to maintain close relations with colleagues at Parliament House and in the relevant Departments. Through formal and informal discussions we are able to express our interests and concerns and be part of the shaping of future copyright terms for libraries, archives and their millions of users.
Copyright guides and publications for the library and archive sector