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

Media Statements

  • 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). 

  • 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.

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