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

Media Statements

  • 06 May 1999

    Australian policy makers must avoid being misled by the latest statements from copyright owner interests on the "severely detrimental" effects of the proposed Digital Agenda Copyright Bill.

    "Contrary to today's claims, consumer groups around the world, as well as libraries, educational institutions, scientific and research organisations and others are firmly of the view that balanced copyright law is in the best interests of consumers and the information economy." said Mara Bún of the Australian Consumers' Association.

  • 26 February 1999

    The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) today congratulated the Federal Government on its proposed changes to Australian software copyright law.

    Australia's consumers, independent software developers and business generally will benefit from the Government's decision to amend the Copyright Act to allow the development of new computer programs that are compatible with existing programs.

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