Inquiry update

Copyright and the Digital Economy

On 20 August, the Copyright team their first consultation document for this inquiry— Copyright and the Digital Economy (IP 42). It provides background information, highlights issues so far identified in preliminary research and consultations, and outlines the principles that will shape ALRC 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 are calling for submissions in response to the Issues Paper, closing 16 November.

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Once we begin receiving submissions, we will post them on the ALRC website (See our policy on Submissions and Inquiry material.

Age Barriers to Work

The ALRC received 54 public submissions in response to the Issues Paper released in May, Grey Areas—Age Barriers to Work in Commonwealth Laws. These can be accessed via the ALRC website.

The Age Barriers team are working towards releasing a second consultation document in late September. This Discussion Paper will include draft recommendations for reform in the form of proposals. With the release of the Discussion Paper, we will call for a second round of submissions.

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