Exceptional Industries and Excepting the Future

These two reports prepared by Lateral Economics for the ADA examine the economic impact of copyright laws on industry and innovation in Australia. Exceptional Industries examines the economic contribution to Australia of industries relying on limitations and exceptions to copyright, and Excepting the Future makes the the economic case for flexible copyright exceptions and extended safe harbour provisions. 

The reports find that Australia needs a more flexible and technology neutral copyright regime to meet the digital reality of the 21st century and the evolving needs of society. Currently Australia's outdated copyright laws condemn online services such as web hosts, search engines and social media to a less conducive innovation and investment environment than in comparable countries, and restricts uptake of innovative online activities.

 HTML copies of the reports are also available and can be requested through info@digital.org.au

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