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

Media Statements

  • 14 November 2006

    If the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 is rushed through Parliament, then Australians will be the not-so-proud owners of a complex and inflexible copyright regime that's out-of-date the day it becomes law. Despite what seemed like good intentions, the government has delivered a 200 page mess of changes, with no "fair use" flexibility that U.S. consumers and innovators depend on.

  • 03 May 2006

    With the Copyright Amendment (Exceptions, Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill listed for introduction during the Autumn sittings of Parliament, Australians will soon find out whether the Federal Government will lay the foundation for a new era of Australian innovation by granting us the same rights as our US counterparts when it comes to using music, software, video and all the other information products that surround us day to day.

  • 07 October 2005

    The ADA & ALCC yesterday welcomed the much anticipated decision in the case of Stevens v Sony, which was handed down by the High Court of Australia in Canberra.

  • 06 December 2004

    The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) last Friday called on Government to urgently review the Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004, which is expected to be debated in the Senate on Wednesday.

    The ADA and ALCC expressed concern that the Bill, in its current form, will introduce major changes to Australian copyright law which will further tip the copyright balance in favour of rights holders, to the detriment of carriage service providers (CSPs) and users of copyrighted material.


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