Copyright enews | Issue 3 | Issues Paper released!

Issue 3 | 20 August 2012  View original format.

Copyright and the Digital Economy – Issues Paper and call for subs

We are happy to announce today the release of the Issues Paper for this Inquiry, Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42).

This Issues Paper is the first formal publication of the Inquiry, intended to help frame discussion and encourage public consultation at an early stage. It provides background information about copyright in the digital environment, highlights the issues so far identified in preliminary research and consultations, and outlines the principles that will shape the ALRC’s proposals for reform. It asks more than 50 questions about how the current copyright framework is affecting both commercial and creative enterprise and how current exceptions and statutory licences are working in the digital environment.
We invite individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to the questions contained in the Issues Paper, or to any of the background material and analysis.  Your submissions will help inform the Discussion Paper which will include draft recommendations for reform. (When the Discussion Paper is released in mid 2013 we will call for submissions again.)

We prefer to receive submissions via the online submission form, but will also accept submissions sent by mail or email. Find out more about making submissions.

The closing date for this first call for submissions is Friday 16 November 2012.

See full media release.

Our first EPUB!

Alongside the HTML and PDF files that we make available for every ALRC publication, Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42) is also available as a free EPUB. EPUB is an open ebook format which can be read with a variety of different devices including compatible ebook readers, tablet computers and smart phones.

This is another first for the ALRC, and we are excited to be able to offer it as an option for people wanting to participate in this Inquiry. We are new to this, and will try to iron out any problems along the way, but hope you enjoy this option.

We would like to know what people think of the EPUB version. Any feedback we receive will help us determine whether publishing ALRC reports and consultation documents as ebooks is a worthwhile course for us to pursue.

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