Copyright in the digital environment

The ASA is concerned with protecting the rights of creators in the digital environment and has responded to the ALRC Issues Paper, 'Copyright and the Digital Economy' here. The ASA has also made a submission to the Business Law Branch of the Attorney-General's Department in response to the draft terms of reference for the inquiry into copyright by the Australian Law Reform Commission. Click here.


In August 2013 the ASA made a formal, extended submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Inquiry on Copyright and the Digital Economy regarding their recent Discussion Paper. You can read the ASA's submission here.

In December 2013 the ASA was pleased to the Attorney-General's response to the ALRC enquiry: "I want to reaffirm the government's commitment to the content industries. It is the government's strong view that the fundamental principles of intellectual property law, which protect the rights of content creators, have not changed merely because of the emergence of new media and new platforms." Read more here.

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