Framing principles for reform

The ALRC identified five framing principles to guide the Inquiry. The principles are derived from existing laws, other relevant reviews and government reports, international policy discussions and the many invaluable submissions to this Inquiry.

The principles are not the only considerations in copyright reform, but they generally accord with other established principles, including those developed for the digital environment in international discussions.

The framing principles are:

  • acknowledging and respecting authorship and creation;

  • maintaining incentives for creation and dissemination;

  • promoting fair access to content;

  • providing rules that are flexible, clear and adaptive; and

  • providing rules consistent with international obligations.