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Australian Digital Alliance Forum 2017

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National Library of Australia

Parkes Place

Canberra, ACT 2600


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Fair Use, Flexibility and Exceptions for Creativity

With the final report of the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Australia's IP Framework due to be publicly released by February and expected to once again echo the ALRC's recommendation to adopt fair use, debate on flexibility and the role of exceptions in our copyright system is set to dominate the copyright discussions in Australia in 2017.

This debate brings with it a lot of speculation - how does fair use actually operate? What would it mean for Australian users? What about creators - how do we design a system that meets all their needs? How do we diffuse copyright?

The Australian Digital Alliance Forum is the peak event for discussion of pragmatic, creative copyright reform options that seek to ensure balance in copyright for the public interest. With a range of speakers and panels, the Forum is a must for anyone interested in the present and future of copyright in Australia.

International guest speakers include:

Professor Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, America University and Fulbright Scholar 2017

Professor Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Professorial Lecturer in Residence

Professor Michael Geist, Chair of Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, America University

and more to come!


The full program is TBC. It includes sessions on:

  • Diffusing fair use
  • Exceptions for creators
  • Global copyright reform events
  • Copyright updates 2016



Members $90, early bird non-members $200, standard non-member $240 (prices include GST)

Am I entitled to membership rates?

Individual members of the Australian Digital Alliance and up to 3 employees/members of member organisations are entitled to membership rates. Please email info@digital.org.au if you'd like to check on your status. If you are claiming membership rates through your institution you must note the institution when making the booking.

Are group discounts available?

Yes! Email info@digital.org.au for details and the discount code.

Can I pay via invoice?

We prefer payments to go through Eventbrite for administrative purposes, but should you require an invoice please email info@digital.org.au.

Can I get a tax invoice?

Yes, a tax invoice will automatically be sent to your nominated email when your payment is processed.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, the Forum is fully catered.

Is there a program

The full program will be available shortly.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are several long-term paid parking lots near the library, including between Questacon and the lake. Action bus routes 2, 3, 6, 80 & 100 service the NLA, with a stop on Parkes way, and the blue rapid series of buses stop outside Albert Hall, a short walk away. Please see http://www.action.act.gov.au/ for more details.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact ADA executive officer Jessica Coates at info@digital.org.au

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you are holding a ticket made out to another person please contact info@digital.org.au before the day.

Please bring your printed ticket to the event

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