Media statements and opinion pieces by the Australian Digital Alliance in response to copyright law and policy developments.

Media Statements

  • 17 May 2013

    May 17, 2013 – Today, a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). 

  • 10 September 2012

    Australia’s copyright regime is currently holding back innovation, but making copyright more flexible and technology-neutral will, over time, add $600m in annual productivity gains to the economy.

    These findings are contained in two new reports prepared by Lateral Economics for the Australian Digital Alliance.

  • 27 April 2012

    Today the Full Court of the Federal Court ruled that the TV Now service provided by Optus, which enabled consumers to record free-to-air TV to the cloud for playback on their personal devices, is an infringement of copyright.

    The Federal Court considered Optus to be the “maker” of the recording of free-to-air content, despite consumers selecting content to record.

    The Australian Digital Alliance is concerned that the Federal Court’s decision could impact on future innovation in cloud-based services in Australia.

  • 20 April 2012

    The High Court of Australia was unanimous today in finding that internet service provider, iiNet, could not be held responsible for the unauthorised file sharing of their subscribers under the doctrine of authorisation of copyright infringement in Australia.

    The Australian Digital Alliance, the peak body representing copyright users and innovators in Australia, filed to intervene in the proceedings on behalf of libraries, universities, and other intermediaries providing internet services.


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