The Federal Government is seeking feedback on draft copyright reform legislation, released on 22 December 2021.
The copyright reforms will help the cultural, education, research and government sectors to provide services in a digital environment, and provide clear and reasonable access to copyright materials while maintaining the incentives and protections for content creators. ALIA, individually and through the Australian Libraries Copyright Coalition (ALACC) have been advocating strongly for reforms to support libraries in the digital age.
The Government is also taking this opportunity to conduct a review of the technological protection measure (TPM) exceptions in the Copyright Regulations, as required by the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement, and is seeking input.
ALIA will be making a submission and we invite you to have your say by contacting our Director of Policy and Education [email protected] by 5pm (AEDT) Friday 4 February.
Further details, including the draft legislation and Discussion Paper, can be found on the Department’s website.