Copyright

Copyright and the Digital Economy: Submission by the Australian Digital Alliance and Australian Libraries Copyright Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission, November 2012

The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) and Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) welcome the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of how Australia’s copyright regime can best foster innovation and creative community participation in the digital economy. 
 

Australian Digital Alliance letter in relation to safe harbour scheme extension, February 2016

The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) welcomes changes to the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill. These reforms are essential to foster the development of Australia’s digital economy and ensure all Australians share in its benefits. We welcome and support the Bill’s introduction into Parliament at the earliest opportunity this year.

ALCC submission to the Senate Committee reviewing the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017, February 2018

The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) welcomes current changes to the Bill as an initial step in improving Australia's safe harbour arrangements, but encourage further amendments to ensure that all local online service providers have the same legal certainty. The amendments proposed will provide significant benefits to Australia's library and archive community.

Support for the Productivity Commission's fair use recommendation

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a signatory on a letter to the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, expressing strong support for the Productivity Commission's recommendation that Australia should introduce a fair use exception into the Copyright Act 1968.
 
The letter is signed by 47 stakeholders who believe a fair use exception is a critical reform to ensure that the Australian economy is best placed for a strong digital future.
 

Two heads are better than one: getting everyone in the library on board with copyright [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of the session on the basic core aspects of copyright and their relation to different library roles, as well as why having this knowledge is important and applicable to your work. The session also addressed strategies for engaging colleagues to get on board with managing copyright needs, while still being champions of open access and FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). 

Two heads are better than one: getting everyone in the library on board with copyright [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the talk on the basic core aspects of copyright and their relation to different library roles, as well as why having this knowledge is important and applicable to your work. The session also addressed strategies for engaging colleagues to get on board with managing copyright needs, while still being champions of open access and FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources). 

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