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’.
19 February 2014The Tech and Telco sector support Attorney-General’s commitment to copyright reform
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).
10 September 2012
Australia’s copyright regime is currently holding back innovation, but making copyright more flexible and technology-neutral will, over time, add $600m in annual productivity gains to the economy.
These findings are contained in two new reports prepared by Lateral Economics for the Australian Digital Alliance.
27 April 2012
Today the Full Court of the Federal Court ruled that the TV Now service provided by Optus, which enabled consumers to record free-to-air TV to the cloud for playback on their personal devices, is an infringement of copyright.
The Federal Court considered Optus to be the “maker” of the recording of free-to-air content, despite consumers selecting content to record.
The Australian Digital Alliance is concerned that the Federal Court’s decision could impact on future innovation in cloud-based services in Australia.