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Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom

Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom, Old Parliament House, Canberra Australia

This conference – Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom – will be held at Old Parliament House (OPH) in Canberra on Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May 2009. The month of May in 2009 marks 40 years since the commencement of the Australian Copyright Act of 1968.

The conference will consider the history of copyright law with special focus on the excellent work of Benedict Atkinson on the True History of Australian Copyright Law (2007). It will also chart the path of copyright law since that time and give special focus to future possibilities. The conference will be opened by the Honourable Robert McClelland Attorney-General for the Commonwealth of Australia and our Keynote Speaker will be Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University Law School.

Speakers include:

Professor Julie Cohen, Faculty of Law Georgetown University Washington DC

Professor Tom Cochrane DVC QUT

Maroochy Barambah, Songwoman for Turrbal People

Professor Adrian Sterling, Queen Mary College London

Dr Terry Cutler, Cutler and Co Melbourne

Professor Susy Frankel, Faculty of Law Victoria University of Wellington NZ

Professor Anne Fitzgerald, Faculty of Law QUT

Dr Prodromous Tsiavos, London School of Economics London

Professor Phillip Graham, Director of iCi QUT

For further information on this conference please contact Professor Brian Fitzgerald at QUT via email: bf.fitzgerald@qut.edu.au

Part of the conference will be held in the House of Representatives Chamber in Old Parliament House. As we are restricted as to the number of people that can be present in the House of Representatives Chamber the conference audience will be limited to 100 people.

The full program is available here.

Copyright Future: Copyright Freedom program



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