Media statements and opinion pieces by the Australian Digital Alliance in response to copyright law and policy developments.

Media Statements

  • 29 July 2014

    A year ago today, the bipartisan IT Pricing Inquiry concluded that Australians do pay more for their music, movies and IT products.  This ‘Australia tax’ they concluded, was not explained by additional staffing costs or warranty obligations, but primarily by deliberate market segmentation, enforced with goeblocks on digital content. 

  • 24 February 2014

    Cultural institutions and creators join industry, consumers and educators in support of fair use. 

    Today libraries, cultural institutions and creators join other groups in welcoming the Attorney-General George Brandis’ commitment to fixing  Australia’s copyright law.

    This coincides with the final report of the Australia Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) review of Australian copyright law, released last week. The exhaustive and independent review has recommended the introduction of fair use into Australia’s copyright law. 

  • 19 February 2014

    The Tech and Telco sector support Attorney-General’s commitment to copyright reform

    Today the Tech and Telco industries joined other organisations and experts in welcoming the Attorney-General George Brandis’ commitment to fixing Australia’s copyright law, and requesting that the update of Australia’s laws includes the introduction ‘fair use’. 

  • 17 May 2013

    May 17, 2013 – Today, a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). 

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