Submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017

The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) welcomes the proposed amendments in the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill as an initial step towards reform of Australia’s copyright safe harbours. The amendments proposed by the Bill will enable Australia’s libraries, archives, schools, universities and disability groups to more confidently engage with new technologies and provide online services to the Australian population.

However, we strongly believe that the Bill should be amended to incorporate all service providers, including online platforms and marketplaces. This is essential to ensure that Australia has a “complete” safe harbour scheme, that works effectively and provides benefits for all our creators and innovators, as well as protections for Australian internet users.

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