2013 Australian Digital Alliance Copyright Forum

The Australian Digital Alliance is excited to be bringing you its 2013 annual copyright forum, 'Embracing the Digital Economy: creative copyright for a creative nation'. This year's forum takes place at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on Friday 1 March 2013 from 8:30am - 4:30pm, with pre-forum drinks on the evening of Thursday 28 February at the National Library of Australia.

About the 2013 ADA Forum - 'Embracing the Digital Economy'

This year's forum considers how Australia's copyright framework fits in with the 'digital world'. In 2012, European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes delivered a speech on copyright and creativity, taking note the profound changes to the nature of creation and distribution in the digital age:

“Back then, creation and distribution were in the hands of the few. Now they are in the hands of everyone: democratising innovation, empowering people to generate and exchange ideas, supporting and stimulating huge creativity.

And now let's remind ourselves what our objectives as policymakers should be for the creative sector:

We should help artists live from their art. Stimulate creativity and innovation. Improve consumer choice. Promote our cultural heritage. And help the sector drive economic growth.

We can't look at copyright in isolation: you have to look at how it fits into the real world. So let's ask ourselves: how well is the current system achieving those objectives, in the world we live in today?”

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has been tasked with an Inquiry into Australia's copyright framework, to determine whether existing exceptions are adequate and appropriate in the digital environment.

The ADA forum explores a variety of new technologies, business models and education and cultural services being provided online, and how they fit into our existing copyright framework. Featuring keynote presentations from New Zealand internet law expert and District Court Judge David Harvey, and highly regarded copyright academic Associate Professor Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, as well as a diverse line up of panelists, the forum promises an engaging, thought-provoking discussion. For more information about our 2013 keynotes click here.

First line up of panellists including:

  • Tim Parsons - Chief Innovation Officer for Quickflix;
  • Steve Dalby - Chief Regulatory Officer, iiNet;
  • Nicholas Boshier - writer/producer/director/actor
  • Kate Eltham - Director of the Brisbane Writers' Festival;
  • David Pope - Canberra Times political cartoonist;
  • Dr. Nicolas Suzor - Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology;
  • Dr Tim Sherratt - digital historian;
  • Donna West Brett - Manager, Rights & Image Licensing, Art Gallery of NSW;
  • Delia Browne - National Copyright Director, National Copyright Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training;
  • Dr Hazel Moir - Adjunct Associate Professor, ANU Research School of Social Sciences, Centre for Policy Innovation;
  • Pia Waugh - open data expert
  • Assistant Secretary Richard Glenn - Business & Information Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department

With moderators:

  • Dr. Rebecca Giblin - Faculty of Law, Monash University;
  • Carolyn Dalton - Executive Director, Policy Australia;
  • Derek Whitehead - Chair of the Australian Digital Alliance;
  • Professor Tom Cochrane - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Information & Learning Support, Queensland University of Technology;
  • Margaret Allen - CEO and State Librarian, State Library of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall - Faculty of Law, University of Sydney.

Full program now available online in PDF and DOC format.

Purchasing your tickets

ADA Members ($60 per ticket) - place your order directly through info@digital.org.au

Non-members ($150 per ticket until Feb 8th 2013, $200 standard registration) - pay by credit card online

If you have any queries, contact Ellen Broad on (02) 6262 1273 or by email at ebroad@nla.gov.au.

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