2019 is a momentous year for the Australian Digital Alliance, as the 20th anniversary of our formal launch.
The Alliance was formed by representatives from the cultural, education, consumer, research and technology sectors as a voice for the public interest in copyright policy. It was a response to fears that hasty solutions to the challenges posed by digital technology could lead to over-protection at the expense of research, learning and innovation in this country.
As we reach this important milestone it gives us a chance to reflect – have these fears been realised? Where have the eyes been in the digital storms? What can we expect from the next 20 years?
In this year’s ADA Copyright Forum we look both back and ahead, to answer the question – is copyright on the right path?
The ADA Forum is the peak event for discussion of creative, workable copyright reform options to promote a fairer copyright balance for creators and the broader public. With a range of speakers and panels, the Forum is a must for anyone interested in the present and future of copyright in Australia and the region.
Our already announced keynotes, EU Parliamentarian Julia Reda, Dr Michael Geist, and Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane will be joined on the day by a host of international and national experts, including:
- Trina Ha of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore;
- James Ting-Edwards of InternetNZ;
- Mandy Henk of Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons;
- Juliet Rogers, CEO of the Australian Society of Authors;
- Professor Kimberlee Weatherall;
- Dr Rebecca Giblin;
- Professor Graham Greenleaf;
- Artist Peter Drew; and
- Documentarian Sari Braithwaite.
Unfortunately, with all this good news comes the sad news that, due to a voting conflict, Julia Reda will no longer be able to join us in person. However, Ms Reda will still be providing her presentation “This Upload is Not Available in Your Country” remotely, including an interactive session to engage with attendees.
You can still register for the day on Eventbrite.
For those unable to attend in person, the full day will be live streamed. You can access the stream here. Videos of the presentations will also be available after the Forum.
Follow us on the day on our aus_digital twitter account, or tweet yourself using the hashtag #adaforum.