This submission is solely concerned with the Intellectual Property provisions of KAFTA, with particular focus on the copyright provisions. While we express no opinion on the overall benefit of KAFTA to the Australian population, we have some serious reservations about the IP Chapter. In particular we are concerned that KAFTA:
Copyright law and policy submissions to government consultations
16 June 2014
02 February 2012
The Australian Government proposes to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in 2012 following consideration by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. The ADA and ALCC submission offers brief comment on the importance of adopting a cautious approach to negotiating IP provisions, highlights those ACTA provisions that seem to set a dangerous precent for international IP policy making, and notes the absence of public interest considerations in both ACTA and the National Interest Analysis.
01 November 2011
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights dedicated three days in November 2011 to discussions regarding the updating of copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries world wide. The ADA and ALCC communicated with the Australian representative to advance the copyright issues currently facing libraries in Australia.