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ALIA, universities among signatories to letter in support of ‘fair use’

A number of library bodies and universities are among the signatories to a letter to government in support of the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to introduce a ‘fair use’ exception into the Copyright Act 1968.

The 47 signatories to the letter include the Australian Libraries and Information Association, Council of Australian University Librarians, National and State Libraries Australasia, 15 universities as well as technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Microsoft.

The letter expresses the organisations’ ‘strong support for the Productivity Commission’s recommendation … that Australia should introduce a fair use exception into the Copyright Act 1968’, with benefits for consumers, industry, higher education, research and innovation, schools, cultural institutions, creators and the economy.

To read the letter, click here.


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