Copyright and the Digital Economy review submission
The Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy received 270+ submissions in response to the Issues Paper released in August 2012. The Grey Literature Strategies made a submission generally supporting the views put forward by the Australian Digital Alliance, the National Library of Australia and other organisations arguing in favour or more flexible copyright provisions and the adoption of 'fair use' style legislation. Our aim is to have legislation that is better able to deal with the proliferation of free online content, especially grey literature, and enable collecting organisations to more effectively collect and preserve this content for future generations.
A follow up discussion paper is due out on 4 June with submissions closing Friday 26 July. For more information see the Copyright review section on the ALRC website