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Welcome to the Copyright Society of Australia

2015 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium

The Copyright Society of Australia and the Australian Copyright Council are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Biennial Copyright Law & Practice Symposium on 22 and 23 October 2015 at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.

We are also thrilled to announce that Ms Maria Martin-Prat, Head of the Copyright Unit in the European Commission Internal Market Directorate General has agreed to be our keynote speaker. Ms Martin-Prat's unit is responsible for the development and enforcement of copyright law and policy in Europe and is active in international negotiations in WIPO.

The Symposium is sure to be popular, so mark the date in your diaries and stay tuned for further announcements!

Dr Kevin Lindgren student prize

The Kevin Lindgren Prize for the Best Student Presentation on Copyright offers students at all levels and their universities the opportunity to engage with copyright professionals. The winning student receives $2000 in prize money and membership of the Society for a year. The prize is named in recognition of Dr Kevin Lindgren, a former judge of the Federal Court and a former President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia.

The competition will be held this year.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Copyright Society of Australia will be held at 5pm on 26 March 2015 at the offices of Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney. For meeting documents, visit the Annual General Meeting page.

Government releases ALRC Report

The Attorney-General has tabled the ALRC Report into Copyright and the Digital Agenda. See the News Alert from the Australian Copyright Council.

2014 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium

The papers from the Copyright Law and Practice Symposium held on 12 - 14 March 2014, will be published in the Copyright Reporter.

About us

The Copyright Society of Australia is a not-for-profit society, dedicated to the study of copyright law and related matters. The Society is an independent organisation and does not seek to represent the interests of any particular special interest group. The members of the Society are copyright professionals.

The Society runs 5 or 6 functions a year on a variety of copyright-related topics.

Looking for copyright information?

If you're looking for information about copyright in Australia, contact the Australian Copyright Council.