Our new paper is now available: Witt, Alice, Suzor, Nicolas P., & Wikstrom, Patrik (2015) Regulating ride-sharing in the peer economy. Communication Research & Practice. 1(2), pp 1-16 The rise of the peer economy poses complex new regulatory challenges for
We have just lodged our submission to the Communications Alliance draft industry code to introduce a copyright notice scheme. In making this submission, we suggest that Australia learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions, and avoid some of the mistakes
QUT’s Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research program has lodged a submission to the Attorney-General’s Department calling on the Australian Government to take clear positive steps to address the book famine. The book famine is a massive an ongoing problem.
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
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
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
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
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.
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