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  • 01 January 2009

    Joint submission of the ADA, ALCC and ALIA in response to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper, "Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books". It supports removal of the restrictions on parallel importation of books to encourage competition and increase the accessibility of books for Australians.

  • 01 February 2008

    Submission by the ADA to the Australia 2020 productivity agenda for education, skills, training, science and innovation. It recommends amendments to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) to assist in access to information for students, with particular focus on an amendment to prevent the contracting out of copyright exceptions.

  • 01 February 2008

    Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Code Reviewer re the code of conduct for copyright collecting societies. It comments on the broad and uncertain nature of the code of conduct for collecting societies, and seeks the insertion of further detailed provisions into the Code to guide licensees and collecting societies alike.

  • 01 February 2008

    Submission of the ADA to the Australia 2020 Summit regarding the future of the Australian economy. It recommends the adoption of a "fair use" style provision and expansion of the safe harbour regime to encourage digital innovation.

  • 01 February 2008

    ADA submission to the Australia 2020 Summit, Towards a creative Australia: the future of the arts, film and design. It recommends the adoption of a flexible provision in the Copyright Act that allows for transformative use of copyright works.

  • 01 February 2008

    Submission to the Attorney-General's Department in response to Issues Paper "Copying Photographs and Films in a Different Format for Private Use".

  • 01 December 2007

    Submission by the Australian Digital Alliance to Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 72, Review of Australian Privacy Law. It cautions against the collection of personal information by rightsholder organisations to pursue allegations of copyright infringement, and urges balance between copyright infringement concerns and the respect for privacy.

  • 01 December 2007

    Submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in response to Discussion Paper  on an International Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. It cautions against entering negotiations of ACTA, on the basis that further entrenchment of existing IP laws would make future domestic reform more difficult.

  • 01 October 2007

    Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to Attorney-General's Department regarding their Draft Copyright Infringement Notice Scheme Guidelines.

  • 01 October 2006

    Submission of the ADA regarding the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006, criticisng the Bill for its lack of flexibility, shortsightedness in the evolving digital world, complexity and lack of balance between the interests of users annd owners of copyright material.

  • 21 September 2006

    Joint submission by the ADA and ALCC to the Attorney-General's Department regarding the Copyright Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Bill 2006.

  • 01 May 2006

    Position statement by the ADA regarding proposed copyright reforms following Australia's ratification of the Australian-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). It advocates for new exceptions for libraries, schools and archives, new exceptions for private use, increased flexibility for digital industries and encourages the adoption of a "fair use" style provision.


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