Copyright Society - About Us
The Copyright Society of Australia is a not-for-profit society, whose members are copyright professionals.
The Society runs 5 or 6 functions a year on a variety of copyright-related topics.
Vale the Hon Ian Sheppard AO QC (1927-2012)
It is with sadness that the Copyright Society of Australia announces that our esteemed life member, the Hon Ian Sheppard AO QC, passed away on 17 December.
Mr Sheppard made an enormous contribution to the development of copyright law and practice in this country, notably as a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia, and Chair of the Copyright Law Review Committee.
For funeral arrangements, please see the NSW Bar Association website:
Vale the Hon James Burchett QC (1930-2012)
It is with sadness that the Copyright Society of Australia informs members that the Hon James Charles Shelto Burchett QC, former judge of the Federal Court of Australia and lifetime member of the Copyright Society of Australia, passed away on the 30 September. To read his obituary as written by Simon Burchett, please click here.
Every two years, the Society co-hosts, with the Australian Copyright Council, the Copyright Law and Practice Symposium.The next Symposium will be held 13 and 14 March 2014.
Dr Kevin Lindgren student prize
The inaugural Kevin Lindgren Prize for the Best Student Presentation on Copyright 2011 offers students at all levels and their universities the opportunity to engage with copyright professionals and win $4000 in prizes. The winning student presented at the launch of the 2011 Copyright Symposium also receives free registration to the Symposium. 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 next competition date will be in 2013. Competition Rules click here.
Looking for copyright information?
If you're looking for information about copyright in Australia, contact the Australian Copyright Council.