Associations and institutions are welcome to apply to become members of the ALCC.
The context for copyright enforcement has changed significantly since the passing of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015.
A joint submission by us and the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) in response to the Attorney-General’s Department’s Copyright Enforcement Review. Both organisation’s believe that industry-driven mechanisms such as ‘notice and takedown’ procedures and statute-based mechanisms are largely working effectively. However, we draw attention to the increasing interaction between copyright licensing and the enforcement regime. We also believe that, in our opinion, the website blocking scheme and authorisation liability are sufficient as is, and do not need to be changed, but that Australia’s safe harbour scheme is still incomplete as it continues to exclude digital platforms. Broadly, we also caution that changes to the enforcement regime must carefully consider potential consequences, including unintended ones.