Associations and institutions are welcome to apply to become members of the ALCC.
The copyright law in some countries – most notably the United States – include a broad copyright exception called fair use. In short such provisions permit uses of copyright material so long as the use if fair. This approach does not seek to define a list of uses that are fair.
In Australia we do not have fair use – we have fair dealing. A major difference with the fair dealing approach is that it does prescribe a list of noninfringing uses. In Australia that list covers:
- research or study
- criticism or review
- parody or satire
- reporting the news
- provision of legal advice
- access for people with disability