[Linux-aus] Unlocking IP Conference 2009 - 16-17 April

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Thu Apr 2 07:04:23 EST 2009

Hi all,

Thought this would be of interest to some of you :)


----- Forwarded message from Abi Paramaguru <a.paramaguru at unsw.edu.au> -----

Unlocking IP 2009 Conference - National and global dimensions of the
copyright public domain

16-17 April 2009 - UNSW Sydney

UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre invites you to register now for
an international  conference from the 'Unlocking IP' ARC research
project, which investigates how Australia's digital commons, both the
public domain and public rights created by open content and open
software licensing, can be expanded and protected. It focuses on 'self
help' actions within the existing statutory context, in Australia's
distinct legal and cultural context, and on comprehensiveness - we offer
preliminary results from the first survey of Australia's digital
commons, with data from National Library of Australia. 

The conference includes reports and case studies from the front line,
where new models for sharing and trading intellectual property meet the
reality of business, government and educational demands, new
technological opportunities and lessons learned from implementation of
licences like Creative Commons and Free for Education. Book publishing
under hybrid business models at Sydney University

Press, online user generated content using Wikimedia, and international
initiatives like the US' Reboot.gov and China's IP abuse rule are
featured, alongside detailed analysis of emerging legal and policy

A highlight of the conference will be the launch of the 2009 Consumers
International IP Watchlist. Arising from the CI Access to Knowledge
project, the list identifies countries whose IP policies and practices
are harmful to consumers. It is used as a counterbalance to the United
States' "Special 301" Report, which is an annual report highlighting
countries that supposedly do not provide strong enough protection for
the interests of US intellectual property owners.

The venue is Law Faculty of UNSW, Kensington Sydney, close to beaches,
parks and Sydney CBD.

For details of speakers and the program:

Register at:

Abi Paramaguru
Research and Policy Officer

Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
Room 152, Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus
NSW 2052
T: +61 (0)2 9385 3337 
F: +61 (0)2 9385 1778 
Email:     a.paramaguru at unsw.edu.au <mailto:a.paramaguru at unsw.edu.au> 
Website: http://www.cyberlawcentre.org/ <http://www.cyberlawcentre.org/>

Blog:      http://www.cyberlawcentre.org/unlocking-ip/blog/

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