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January 3, 2006
THE GOOD NEWS - PERSONAL USE RECORDING LEGITIMISED
THE BAD NEWS - POSSIBLE LEVY ON MEDIA & PLAYERS
The International Disc Duplicating Association, IDDA, welcomes proposed changes to the Australian copyright laws legalising the video recording of television shows for personal use, and the transfer of songs from CDs to MP3 players. There are few Australians who have not committed the crime of taping a TV show, and it is time that the copyright law is brought into line with what Australians believe is acceptable practice. The Attorney General Philip Ruddock is showing leadership in also allowing people to copy their CDs to MP3 and other formats for playing on iPods and similar players.
April 6, 2005
DISC DUPLICATING NOW A SIGNIFICANT PLAYER AT MEDIA-TECH EXPO
The disc duplicating industry, until recently, a bit player in the optical media industry is about to take a major part. The lower prices for media, cheaper automatic duplicators, faster burning speeds, approaching solutions to disc printing, have made seen the duplicators production runs increase. Will duplicating i.e.. burning, replace replicating, i.e.. stamping?
March 10, 2005
DISC DUPLICATING INDUSTRY TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT MEDIA-TECH EXPO
After a few years of division, the international optical disc Replication and Duplication industries meet together again in the one large and inclusive industry show, MEDIA-TECH Expo, the largest international trade show for the optical disc industry in four years.
DIGITAL AGENDA REVIEW
TECHNOLOGY AND RIGHTS
Submission by the International Disc Duplicating Association (IDDA)
on Expanding the Statutory Copying Privilages to Registered Authorised
Organisations (RAO). Major technological change particularly relating
to digital distribution of information, music and video requires major
changes in both legal and economic ideas.
ABOUT DISC AND TAPE LEVIES
Are Australians honest enough for a simple voluntary levy on recordable media for 'PRIVATE USE' rights? The government has the choice of a simpler voluntary levy, or a compulsory levy that treats us like thieves, and are we thieves?
IDDA suggests opt in levy rather than opt out levy on recordable media.
The International Disc Duplicating Association, IDDA, believes that the proposal to the government for a royalty on recordable discs and tapes by Screenrights, APRA, AMCOS, and other bodies at http://www.screen.org/about/submissions.html, concerned with copyright has merit in legitimising private use, but the Screenrights proposal needs only minor changes to be widely acceptable, practical and popular.
February 20, 2003
COPY PROTECTION DISCUSSED AT "DISC DUPLICATING UNIVERSITY" CONFERENCE AT DCD EXPO
Several Copy Protection products announced at IDDA Disc Duplicating University Presentations
Fair use advocates agree that there are valid applications for copy protection.
March 19, 2002
PHILIPS TO AGRESSIVELY ATTACK UNLICENSED CD-R
THE INTERNATIONAL DISC DUPLICATING ASSOCIATION TO BOTH SUPPORT PATENT COMPLIANCE AND ASSIST MEMBERS WITH COMPLIANCE.
December 20, 2001
CDR DUPLICATORS ACTING ON DEFINITIONS!!
THE INTERNATIONAL DISC DUPLICATING ASSOCIATION TO BOTH SUGGEST DEFINITIONS AND EDUCATE.
December 7, 2001
CD-R DUPLICATORS ACTING ON CD-R PATENTS!!
THE INTERNATIONAL DISC DUPLICATING ASSOCIATION TO SUPPORT BOTH PATENT COMPLIANCE AND ATTACK CD-R LICENSING CHARGES.
March 6, 2001
CD-R DUPLICATORS FIND A VOICE!!
NEW INTERNATIONAL CD DUPLICATING SERVICE ASSOCIATION FOUNDED AT REPLITECH 2001. LOCAL BUSINESSES UNITE TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS.