At the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility met to discuss the role of private intermediaries in enforcing social norms and law. One of the most interesting points made by Rebecca McKinnon was that corporations have
The QUT Intellectual Property Law Program is hosting a movie night! When: Thursday 16 October 2014 – 6:30pm Where: GP – C-406 Film: The Internet’s Own Boy, 2014 Join us for an evening to enjoy this must see 2014 film.
Panel Discussion and Evening Lecture – Copyright in 2014: The Year in Review & Evening Lecture: Professor Jane Ginsburg UTS Law and the Communications Law Centre are hosting a panel discussion and an evening lecture on 20 November 2014.
Originally posted on The Conversation by Nic Suzor and Alex Button-Sloan Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we’re doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We
For the past two years, OpenMedia have been working on a multi-platform, crowdsourced initiative to prepare an agenda to reform copyright legislation across the world. OpenMedia have just released their final report. The report aims to inspire greater transparency in
A piece for The Conversation about the US decision about character copyright and Sherlock Holmes: https://theconversation.com/sherlock-holmes-and-the-case-of-the-disappearing-copyright-29467
A piece I wrote for The Conversation a while back, about the cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademark: https://theconversation.com/washington-redskins-trademark-is-lost-but-not-the-game-yet-28192
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
Originally posted on The Conversation by Nicolas Suzor and Alex Button-Sloan. The Australian Government has proposed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should monitor and punish Australians who download and infringe copyright. In a discussion paper circulated by Attorney-General George Brandis, and
Originally posted in The Conversation by Nicolas Suzor and Eleanor Angel. More than 40 years after the release of Stairway to Heaven, English rock band Led Zeppelin are facing allegations that its iconic guitar riff was stolen from Taurus, a
‘Copying’ was all the rage at QUT’s second Careers & Current Awareness in IP discussion held at QUT. On 15 May 2014 a combined gathering of students and local practitioners engaged with academic experts in a discussion of current issues
I have a new article in press with the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. I’m interested in comments on the post-print draft. Abstract: Modern copyright law is based on the inescapable assumption that users, given the choice, will free-ride
On 10 April 2014, over 30 students benefitted from the combined wisdom and practical tips of an intellectual property barrister, a patent attorney and a former IP litigator. They gained insight into what it takes to be an IP professional,
We are delighted to announce a new 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
Originally posted on The Conversation, by Suzannah Wood and Nic Suzor. China’s biggest search engine has a constitutional right to filter its search results, a US court found last month. But that’s just the start of the story. Eight New
Originally posted in The Conversation Everyone knows there’s a problem with copyright. Artists get paid very little for their work, and legitimate consumers aren’t getting a very fair deal either. Unfortunately, nobody agrees about how we should fix it.
Originally published in The Conversation This week, a US toy firm withdrew a viral ad that used a parody of a song by the Brooklyn hip hop greats the Beastie Boys, after the band challenged the company’s right to use
Originally published in The Conversation Australia wants to foster innovation in a digital economy, but our copyright laws discourage businesses from investing in new technologies and make it harder for individuals to access the knowledge upon which innovation is based.
QUT Law School is one of the strongest sites for legal research in intellectual property and innovation in the Australasian region, and in the world. With the recent addition of Professor Dan Hunter, an expert in intellectual property theory, copyright,
Professor Brian Fitzgerald of the QUT Faculty of Law invites you to the launch of these two volumes to be launched by Senator The Honourable Kate Lundy Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Dr Terry Cutler Chair of the Review
The QPILCH/QUT Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic was launched on Thursday 17 June 2010 at the historic Old Government House on QUT’s Gardenspoint Campus. The launch commenced with a welcome to country sung by Maroochy Barambah, song woman for
On Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December 2009, the Australian Government Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) will be holding the Realising Our Broadband Future Forum in Sydney. For anyone interested but unable to attend the main
The advice sessions for 2009 are now FULL. The IP and Technology Law Clinic will be providing more free legal services in 2010. Keep checking IP:KCE website for more information. Join us on the Web Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/IPTechClinic
Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Kylie Pappalardo from QUT Faculty of Law, in conjunction with Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH), have established an IP and Technology Law Clinic to provide free legal advice for members of the creative and
On 25 August 2009, Richard Allan gave a talk to the Spatially Enabled Government Services conference in Canberra, covering the Power of Information Agenda in the UK and issues such as access to geographic data. Below is the link to