Fair Use, Flexibility and Exceptions for Creativity
With the final report of the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Australia's IP Framework, released in December, echoing 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? What are the global trends?
To attempt to answer these questions and more the ADA is bringing together experts from around the world - experts who have experience working with fair use and flexible copyright exceptions - for one day in Canberra on 24 February 2017.
With our largest line up of local and international speakers ever, participants include:
Karen Chester, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission
Professor Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, American University and Fulbright Scholar 2017
Professor Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Professorial Lecturer in Residence, American University
Professor Michael Geist, Chair of Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa
Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Professor Sang Jo Jong - Professor of Law, Seoul National University
Bill Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google
The Australian Digital Alliance Forum is the peak event for discussion of creative, workable copyright reform options to promote a fairer copyright balance for creators and the broader public. With a range of speakers and panels, the Forum is a must for anyone interested in the present and future of copyright in Australia.
The draft program is now available.
Drinks & Book Launch
The night prior to the Forum, the ADA is proud to be hosting the launch of a new work from the ANU Press: What if we could reimagine Copyright? edited by Dr Rebecca Giblin and Kimberlee Weatherall
This will also serve as the pre-conference social drinks, giving you a chance to meet the speakers and your copyright peers. When you're booking your travel, don't forget to allow time to attend.
Venue and RSVP for this event will be available soon.
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