With the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Australia’s IP Framework and the new portfolio arrangements, 2016 is shaping up to be a year of innovation.
But what does this mean for copyright reform? How can copyright help, and hinder, innovation? What is the role of copyright institutions and businesses in enabling innovation? Can we innovate copyright itself?
The Australian Digital Alliance Forum is the peak event for discussion of pragmatic, creative copyright reform options that seek to ensure balance in copyright for the public interest. With a range of speakers and panels, the Forum is a must for anyone interested in the present and future of copyright in Australia.
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts
Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University on Digital Opportunity: powering innovation through copyright.
Professor Kenneth Crews, Columbia Law School and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center on Australia’s library and archive exceptions in the international context.
You can purchase tickets here.
The 2016 Forum will be held from 9am-5pm on 18 March at the National Library of Australia, Parkes ACT.
You can access the program here. It includes sessions on:
- Digital growth in the Australian creative industries
- The implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for the Visually Impaired and related amendments
- The global copyright reform agenda
- Defining and protecting the public domain
- The wacky world of copyright in 2015
- Reimagining copyright in 2016
When you’re booking your travel, don’t forget to allow for the pre-conference drinks on 17 March.
5:30-8:00pm, Ostani – Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600, http://www.ostani.com.au/.
you can RSVP here.
Transport and Parking
There are several long-term paid parking lots near the library, including between Questacon and the lake. Action bus routes 2, 3, 6, 80 & 100 service the NLA, with a stop on Parkes way, and the blue rapid series of buses stop outside Albert Hall, a short walk away. Please see http://www.action.act.gov.au/ for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact ADA executive officer Jessica Coates at email@example.com