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ALCC submission in response to the draft report of the Productivity Commission's Intellectual Property Inquiry

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:

Submission to the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper

The recent Government online copyright infringement discussion paper made three main recommendations that could impact on libraries. 

The ALCC submission strongly supports the extension of the 'safe harbour' scheme to cover libraries.  The safe harbours mean that libraries will not be liable for financial penalties for copyright infringements that occur for activities such as provision of internet and caching, as long as they follow the preventative steps prescribed.

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