Australia 2020 Submission: Economy

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.

Proposal for a Plurilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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.

Review of Australian Privacy Law

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.

Copyright Infringement Notice Scheme Guidelines

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

Copyright Amendment Bill 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.

Copyright Amendment (Technological Protection Measures) Bill 2006

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

Position Statement: Proposed Copyright Reforms 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.

Supplementary Comments: review of Technological Protection Measures Exceptions

Joint supplementary comments by the ADA and ALCC to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in relation to the inquiry into technological protection measures exceptions.

Review of Technological Protection Measures Exceptions

Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to the Copyright Law Review Committee recommending that Australia adopt technologically neutral exceptions to anti-circumvention laws to cover a range of legitimate activities.

Copyright Law and the Expansion of Fair Use

Joint submission of the ADA and ALCC to the Hon Phillip Ruddock MP, Attorney-General, regarding implementation of AUSFTA and the need to recognise an open ended defence for fair use.


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