Careers & Current Awareness in Intellectual Property: “Getting Involved in Reforming Copyright: An Overview and an Opportunity for Students” (7 August 2014)

When: Thursday 7 August 2014, 5:00pm
Where: QUT GP Campus, P Block, Level 4, Room P419

In a discussion paper circulated by Attorney-General George Brandis, and leaked by Crikey last Friday, the government proposed a sweeping change to Australian copyright law. If implemented, it would force ISPs to take ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent Australians from infringing copyright. These steps could include blocking peer-to-peer traffic, slowing down internet connections, passing on warnings from industry groups, and handing over subscriber details to copyright owners. The proposed amendments could also dramatically broaden the range of actors who may be liable for infringing acts. This is potentially very concerning for universities, schools, libraries, cloud service providers, and other organisations who provide internet services that can be used to infringe copyright.

Join us for a discussion of the proposed amendments and how you might be able to get involved in writing the QUT IP & Innovation Program’s law reform submission to the public consultation process.

Speakers will be:

  • Dr Nic Suzor (QUT Law School)
  • Alex Button-Sloan (Research Asst, QUT Law School)

Please send RSVPs to Nicolas Suzor <n.suzor@qut.edu.au>.

The QUT Intellectual Property Program hosts a series of discussions aimed at giving assistance to students interested in career opportunities in the intellectual property field, and to provide awareness about current events in IP. The series will help QUT students understand what it takes to be an IP professional, what jobs are available in the field, and give guidance on how to network effectively in IP. It provides awareness of current cases and law reform issues of relevance to students interested in IP and hoping to work in the field.

Any queries can be sent to Dan Hunter, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation, QUT Law School dan.hunter@qut.edu.au.

Seminar: The leaked copyright infringement draft (7 August 2014)

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