Submission

Expanding the scope of Copyright Safe Habours

Joint submission from the ADA and ALCC in response to the Attorney-General's Consultation Paper on revising the scope of the safe harbour scheme in the Copyright Act 1968. The ADA and ALCC support the expansion of safe harbours to cover the range of service providers contemplated by the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA).

Proposed WIPO instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities

Joint comment by the ADA and ALCC on WIPO working document Proposal on aninternational instrument on exceptions and limitations for persons with print disabilities.

Updated exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives

The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights dedicated three days in November 2011 to discussions regarding the updating of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries world wide. The ADA and ALCC communicated with the Australian representative to advance the copyright issues currently facing libraries in Australia.

National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet's National Cultural Policy discussion paper. The submission advocates for a balanced and flexible copyright regime to bring the arts and creative industries into the mainstream of Australian life.

Cyber White Paper - Public Discussion Paper

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet called for responses in 2011 to its Cyber White Paper, a policy consultation outlining Australia's digital future. The ADA and ALCC submitted that for Australia to achieve its vision of becoming a leading digital economy by 2020, it must be supported by a flexible copyright framework that strikes a balance between protecting the interests of creators and allowing access to and use of works for the wider public interest in the advancement of learning, innovation, research and knowledge.

Draft Terms of Reference Convergence Review

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy regarding the draft Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review. The submission highlights copyright regulation as a central issue in increasing Australians' access to content.

Setting the orphans free

Copyright advisor for the ADA and ALCC Matt Dawes' article in the Australian Law Librarian, Vol 18 No 4 2010, ‘Setting the Orphans Free’. The article considers the potential for the flexible dealing exception in s200AB of the Copyright Act 1968 to faciliate the use of orphan works by libraries, archives, and cultural and educational institutions. 

Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC in response to the Productivity Commission's draft research report into bilateral and regional trade agreements. It gives consideration to the negotiation of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) and its impact on the balance of Australian copyright law.

Draft Determination for Authorisation regarding the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA)

Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Interested Party Consultation regarding the Draft Determination for Authorisation: the Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA)

World Blind Union - proposed treaty to improve access to protected materials for visually impaired persons

Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to the Attorney General's Department regarding the World Blind Union - proposed treaty to improve access to protected materials for visually impaired persons

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