Copyright 20/20 – ADA Copyright Forum 2019

About the Forum 2019
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.

This year's Forum will be held in at the National Library of Australia's Theatre on 22 March, 2019. Registration is available via Eventbrite.


Our international and local speakers for the day include:

You can see the full bios of all speakers on the Speakers page.


The full program for the day is available here.


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.

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