ALIA joint submission to Productivity Commission on Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books, January 2009

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

This joint submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA), and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) expresses the view that the removal of parallel importation restrictions is not needed in order to provide creators with further incentive to create and innovate. Australia already has provisions providing high levels of protection, in turn providing ample potential to commercially exploit works.The restrictions are not needed in order to provide local publishers with incentive to invest in creative endeavour.
 
We strongly support removal of the restrictions upon parallel importation of books. We believe greater competition will lead to an increase in the variety of books available and more competitively priced books, increasing their accessibility for Australians.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2009
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia