Australia has a new player in the copyright law
reform debate with the creation of industry lobby group, the Australian
Digital Alliance (ADA).
The ADA formed in response to fears that overprotection of intellectual
property rights in Australia will restrict access to information, and
restrict creative output.
The Alliance, which combines private and public sector interests, will
advise government and other organisations on intellectual property policy
in the information economy. It seeks to balance reforms to the Australian
Copyright Act with the move toward a digital information society, and head
off increasing liability for copyright infringement and lack of competition
in the digital information industry.