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:
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.
ALCC submission to the Attorney-General's Department in response to the issues paper Fair Use and Other Copyright Exceptions: An Examination of Fair Dealing, Fair Use and Other Exceptions in the Digital Age.
Joint proposal of the ADA and ALCC to introduce a flexible fair use style provision into Australian copyright law. It aims to provide a legal framework within which Australian citizens are not disadvantaged relative to US citizens in the context of the FTA.