[LINK] Actually Doing Something About Digital Copyright
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 16:17:17 +1100
Digital Copyright comes up frequently on the Link list. Most Linkers seem to
feel that copyright laws both here and around the world are tragically
flawed and inimical to the public interest. The discussion sparked off by
the recent commencement of the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000
is a good example of this.
The Australian Digital Alliance, which I represent, is a coalition of public
and private interests dedicated to providing a voice for the public interest
perspective on copyright. Its members include libraries, universities,
cultural institutions and technology companies.
It, AFAIK, is the only active advocacy group in Australia devoted to
copyright and the public interest and therefore represents the best means to
tell Government about the problems that new IP laws are causing.
The ADA recently incorporated and is shortly to hold its first General
Meeting as a company on 10 April. Members and sympathetic non-members (with
the approval of Directors) are invited to attend the General Meeting to
discuss the progress and future of the ADA and of copyright in Australia
(though of course non-members are not entitled to vote).
If you are interested in becoming a member before the General Meeting or are
interested in attending as a non-member, please let me know. (Bear in mind
that this is not a public meeting).
The ADA also provides free seminars to members on copyright (including on
the new Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000).
Please let me know if you are interested in any aspect of the ADA.
Executive Officer :: Australian Digital Alliance
Copyright Advisor :: Australian Libraries Copyright Committee
PO Box E202 \\ Kingston ACT 2604
Ph: 02 6262 1273 \\ Fax: 02 6273 2545
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org \\ Web: www.digital.org.au