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Fair use for everyone! (including orphan works)

Last  week OSIA lodged a submission to the Department of Communications & the Arts on its copyright modernisation consultation paper. Tonight's press release summarises ou...

Friday, 15 June, 2018 - 00:56
CPTPP could still destroy the Australian FOSS industry

OSIA urges Senate Committee to ditch the dud deal

On 31 May OSIA lodged a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade's inquiry into CPTPP.

Today's...

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 23:59
OSIA calls for genuine free trade instead of 'Byzantine' CPTPP

CPTPP barely mentions free trade but pushes a huge range of restrictions.

On 20 April OSIA lodged a submission to the Joint Standing Committee of Treaties (JSCOT) TPP-11...

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 - 16:30
Draft ICT procurement framework a mixed bag for FOSS sector

Progress made on open standards & cybersecurity but bias against FOSS remains damaging.

Earlier this week OSIA lodged a submission to the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its...

Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 18:02
OSIA welcomes Senate inquiry into CPTPP

Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade References Committee inquiry will provide much needed perspective

The afternoon, OSIA put out the sixth in an ongoing series of public statements regarding CPTPP.

OSIA members with an i...

Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 21:48
CPTPP grants temporary stay of execution

One third of the worst issues with TPP resolved for the short term

The afternoon, OSIA put out the fifth in an ongoing series of public statements regarding CPTPP.

OSIA members with an interest in this matter are welcome t...

Monday, 19 March, 2018 - 16:16
OSIA slams DFAT's brazen denial of TPP secrecy

OSIA has put out a press release this afternoon, available at:
http://osia.com.au/f/osia_cptpp_pr2c.pdf

This is the fourth in an ongoing series of public statements by OSIA regarding CPTPP.

It's also the third & final...

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 16:51
OSIA welcomes new director

The board is pleased to announce the appointment at its 24 Feb 2018 meeting of Mr Paul Moore as a director of OSIA. Mr Moore takes on the membership portfolio.

For a full list of board members during the 2017/18 term, see...

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 01:56
Dangers of ISDS provisions in CPTPP are not a myth

DFAT "myth busters" document ignored the main risk

OSIA has put out a press release this afternoon, available at: http://osia.com.au/f/osia_cptpp_pr2b.pdf

This is the third in a series of public stateme...

Sunday, 11 March, 2018 - 13:10
DFAT "myth busters" document mostly propaganda

OSIA renews call for independent modelling of CPTPP by Productivity Commission

As many of you will know, CPTPP was signed in Chile yesterday.

In response, OSIA has put out a press release this afternoon, available at:...

Saturday, 10 March, 2018 - 12:59