ETNO Response to Australian Online Copyright Infringement Consultation
ETNO, the leading trade association in Brussels for European telecom operators, welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Attorney-General's Department consultation on the Online Copyright Infringement paper.
Online copyright infringement is a global issue and any regulatory or legislative moves in one country or region tend to generate interest among stakeholders far beyond national shores. The topic is of immense importance for the continued development and innovation of digital companies and for the future competitiveness of societies and economies in general.
ETNO takes a keen interest in the protection of copyright , which is a fundamental element to foster innovation and creativity. ETNO believes that creativity is best protected through the application of an effective and balanced copyright system. Balancing stakeholder interests while seeking to protect online copyright is also fundamental for the continued development of a lawful and economically viable national digital identity, culture and entertainment. With this perspective, ETNO would like to highlight some considerations in view of the Australian consultation.
To read ETNO's full response, click here.
The Australian consultation on copyright can be found here.
 See: https://www.etno.eu/datas/positions-papers/2014/RD403%20-%20DSM%20EU%20copyright%20rules.pdf. ETNO is now actively participating in the follow up of the EU public consultation.