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'Embracing the Digital Economy: creative copyright for a creative nation'
Friday 1 March 2013, 8:45am - 4:30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
(* pre-conference drinks 28 February TBC)
Members $60, non-members $150 (early bird until Feb 8th 2013), $200 standard registration
Members - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets directly at membership rate
The 3rd annual ADA copyright forum explores a variety of ways in which individuals, institutions and companies are creatively engaging with copyright works in Australia. It examines progressive options for copyright reform to support a burgeoning digital innovation culture, balanced alongside the interests of creators.
The forum takes as its starting point a recent speech by EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, reflecting on profound changes to creation and distribution in the digital age:
“Back then, creation and distribution were in the hands of the few. Now they are in the hands of everyone: democratising innovation, empowering people to generate and exchange ideas, supporting and stimulating huge creativity.
And now let's remind ourselves what our objectives as policymakers should be for the creative sector:
We should help artists live from their art. Stimulate creativity and innovation. Improve consumer choice. Promote our cultural heritage. And help the sector drive economic growth.
We can't look at copyright in isolation: you have to look at how it fits into the real world. So let's ask ourselves: how well is the current system achieving those objectives, in the world we live in today?”
- Creators, consumers, samplers, sharers – what exciting things are happening online? What’s the best way to ensure copyright is respected and protected? Does the existing copyright framework respect consumer interests?
- Cultural intermediaries – how are Australian cultural and educational institutions innovating with their collections online?
- Business innovators – managing copyright risk – do existing copyright laws present a hostile regulatory environment for innovation?
- Legislators, policy makers, judiciary – taking copyright laws from principle to policy to law – looking at technology neutrality, the philosophy of copyright, balancing various interests – where should the balance be?
Tim Parsons, Chief Innovation & Operating Officer, Quickflix, political cartoonist David Pope, Dr. Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology, digital historian Dr. Tim Sherratt, Carolyn Dalton, Executive Director, Policy Australia, Dr Rebecca Giblin, Monash University
 Neelie Kroes, ‘Copyright and Innovation in the Creative Industries’, Media Release 10 September 2012 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-12-592_en.htm
When & Where
Australian Digital Alliance
The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) was founded in 1998 by former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Anthony Mason, to provide a balanced voice in the copyright debates.
The ADA is a broad coalition of copyright users and innovators who support copyright laws that strike a balance between providing reasonable incentives for creators, on one hand, and the wider public interest in the advancement of learning, innovation and culture, on the other.
The ADA is a respected and active participant in the Australian copyright reform debates, regarded for its depth of copyright expertise and advocacy efforts on behalf of a diverse membership. ADA members span various sectors, and include IT companies, cultural institutions, schools, universities, libraries, consumer groups and individuals.