The Australian Digital Alliance drafts policy submissions to government, engages in legal cases concerning copyright and prepares publications on new developments in copyright law and policy.

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Copyright law and policy submissions to government consultations

  • 21 November 2018

    Website blocking is a drastic remedy and a blunt tool which has significant implications for free speech, innovation and the functioning of Australia’s internet. The ADA is concerned that important amendments to Australia's website blocking scheme which remove public interest protections and significantly increasing its risk of overreach and abuse.are being pushed through without proper discussion, justification, or the support of the majority of stakeholders.

  • 18 November 2018

    The ADA believes that the primary goal of the government in approaching the IP chapter of the AEUFTA should be to avoid any agreement that would require Australia to change its copyright law, or that would “lock in” our laws and prevent sensible changes in response to future technological and cultural change. The draft EU IP chapter that has been publicly released is a good starting point for negotiations, as it is not overly prescriptive and would not require many significant changes to Australian legislation.

  • 05 July 2018

    The ADA welcomes the Government’s goal of modernising the Copyright Act to ensure it is effective, efficient and sufficiently adaptable to cope with changes in economic conditions, technology, markets and the costs of innovating. The ADA strongly believes that the best and only way to do this is to introduce a fair use exception into Australian law.

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