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2015 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium - Building a Fairer Framework for the Future

The Copyright Society of Australia and the Australian Copyright Council are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 17th Biennial Copyright Law & Practice Symposium on 22 and 23 October 2015 at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.

The Symposium will look at key themes including:

  • The copyright policy agenda in Australia, Europe & North America
  • What is happening at WIPO
  • Copyright industries and digital disruption
  • Recent case law and issues for practitioners


    Speakers will include:

    • Senator, the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts
    • Former IP Advisor to the British Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley
    • Jon Baumgarten, former General Counsel US Copyright Office and leading US attorney
    • Dr Eleonora Rosati, Southampton Law School, Director, E-LAWnora and blogger for the IPKat and 1709 Blog
    • Industry leaders such as Brett Cottle AM, Richard Finlayson and Jane Perrier
    • Many other learned practitioners, policy makers and academics from Australia and overseas


    The program is now available. Click this link for a copy of the program.

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

    Registrations for the Symposium are now open. Follow this link to register.

    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 is now open and entries close 24 August Follow this link for further information and to register.

    Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting of the Copyright Society of Australia was 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.