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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Submissions

Copyright law and policy submissions to government consultations

  • 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

    Joint comment by the ADA and ALCC on WIPO working document Proposal on an international instrument on exceptions and limitations for persons with print disabilities.

  • 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.

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