helenlt on December 21st, 2012
…my true love gave to me 12 key submissions to the ALRC Review.
I’ve already flagged two important submissions for the University in the 2nd Day of Christmas post, but I thought it would be worth highlighting some of the other submissions that will be relevant for the University and the University Library.
- Copyright Agency – Copyright Agency, or CAL as they used to be known, administers the Part VB statutory licence which allows us to use material for teaching.
- Screenrights – administers the Part VA statutory licence which allows us to use TV and radio broadcasts for teaching.
- Australian Copyright Council – they play a key role in promoting understanding of copyright law and its application.
- Australian Library and Information Association and the Australian Law Librarians’ Association – The University Library is a member of ALIA and the Law Librarian is a member of ALLA.
- APRA/AMCOS, PPCA and ARIA – Okay so technically this is 3 submissions, but APRA/AMCOS, PPCA and ARIA are all part of the University’s music licence which allows us to use record music for teaching and some University purposes.
- Society of University Lawyers – The University’s Legal Services are part of this group, so like University Australia, SOUL are speaking on behalf of the University.
- National Library of Australia – Like the University Library, the National Library holds valuable research and cultural collections, so this submission is likely to highly relevant to us.
- National and State Libraries of Australasia
- National Archives of Australia – Just as there are similarities betweeb the National Library and the University Library, there are common issues for both NAA and the University Archives which are discussed in the NAA’s submission.
- Australian Society of Archivists – the University is a member of this organisation.
- Australian National Data Service (ANDS) – the University is involved and this submission is important in terms of research strategy and policy.
- Google – Google is so dominant and initiatives like Google Books have had such an impact, that this will be one very interesting submission to read!
There are many other submissions that are like to be just as interesting and address current issues within copyright, but I just wanted to highlight some of the really key ones. We will be blogging about these submissions and many of the others in more detail in 2013. Its going to be a big year for copyright!!