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Copyright and the Digital Economy: Focus on Educational and Cultural Institutions and Government

A half day program preceding the 2014 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium

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When

Mar 12, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Where

Maritime Museum Sydney

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This in-depth session will drill down into the practical implications of the ALRC's recommendations and related developments in copyright law and practice. The session will be interactive and practical and driven by the participants.

To view program and register (includes information about the 2014 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium).

The session will be followed by a cocktail reception at APRA|AMCOS, which is also the welcome function for the 2014 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium.

2015 Copyright Law and Practice Symposium

Copyright and the Digital Economy: Where to from here?

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When

Oct 22, 2015 08:30 AM to
Oct 23, 2015 05:15 PM

Where

Australian National Maritime Museum

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Australia's premier copyright event returned to Sydney in October 2015 and featured speakers such as:

Mike Weatherley, former MP and Advisor to the UK Prime Minister on Intellectual Property

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 Richard Finlayson and Jane Perrier

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Symposium Papers will be published in the Copyright Reporter.

The Future for Sports Rights Negotiations in Australia

A Copyright Society function for 2014

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When

Jun 10, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Where

Allens Linklaters

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The Copyright Society, in conjunction with Allens Linklaters, is pleased to present an evening of informal discussion with David White (Managing Director, World Sport Group) and Ian McGill (Partner, Allens Linklaters) on the future of sports broadcast rights negotiations in Australia and the Asian region.

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CAMLA event: Copyright and the Digital Economy

A Communications and Media Law Association event for 2014

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When

Jun 05, 2014
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Clayton Utz

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The ALRC's Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy recommends a number of significant changes to Australian copyright law to meet the challenges of a complex and changing digital environment.

Professor Jill McKeough, Commissioner in charge of the ALRC's Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy will address these and many other questions considered by the ALRC in this crucial report.

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Extending Ourselves: Are the Government‘s Proposals to Address Online Copyright Infringement Another Example of Australia’s Obsession with DIY? What will they mean in practice?

The Government has put forward three proposals to address online copyright infringement. Stakeholders have been asked to make submissions by 1 September. This seminar provides an opportunity to get away from the rhetoric and look at the proposals from a practical perspective.

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When

Sep 17, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Gilbert + Tobin

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Join us to hear three leading copyright litigators discuss the proposals and examine how they might work in practice:

Proposal 1 – Extended Authorisation Liability: Miriam Stiel (Partner, Allens)

Proposal 2 – Extended Injunctive Relief: Michael Williams (Partner, Gilbert + Tobin)

Proposal 3 – Extended Safe Harbour Scheme: Cate Nagy (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons)

Chair: Siabon Seet (Partner, Gilbert + Tobin)

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Professor Graeme Austin (cancelled)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

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When

Oct 16, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Norton Rose Fulbright, Melbourne & Sydney

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Graeme Austin is Professor of Law, Melbourne University; Chair of Private Law, Victoria University of Wellington.

 

“Just the statute?” Legislative Rules on Copyright Assignment in their Common Law Context

 

We’re told again and again that there is no common law of copyright.  But there is one area – copyright assignments  - where the general common law has significant work to do.  Section 196(3) of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth.) provides that an assignment of copyright “does not have effect unless it is in writing signed by or on behalf of the assignor.” Yet in many contexts, courts effect a transfer of copyright in the absence of any writing that satisfies the disciplines of the section: equitable title arising out of a contractual framework; commissioning arrangements (sometimes themselves not satisfying the legislative conditions on transfer of ownership); remedial responses to fiduciary breaches.  This seminar will survey these common law “glosses” from a number of jurisdictions, to assess the extent to whether, in this context, it really is as case of “just the statute”.

Professor Austin will deliver his presentation in Melbourne, with video link to Sydney.

Professor Jane Ginsburg

U.S. Implementation of the "Making Available" Right after ABC v Aereo: Are We There Yet?

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When

Nov 18, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

King & Wood Mallesons

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In June 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in ABC v Aereo. The Court held by majority that Aereo TV's streaming service was a "public performance" within the meaning of US copyright law and therefore amounted to an infringement of copyright.

One of the issues raised in submissions before the Court was the United States' compliance with its international treaty obligations.

The 1996 WIPO Internet Treaties require member states to implement a "making available" right. Australia did this by introducing a right of "communication to the public" as part of the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000. By contrast, the United States chose to implement its obligations through the existing rights of distribution and public performance.

In her presentation, Professor Jane C Ginsburg will examine the Aereo decision in light of the United States' obligation to implement a "making available" right.

Professor Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University School of Law and Faculty Director of its Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts.

Professor Ginsburg will deliver her presentation in Sydney at King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61 Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place.

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End of year event

The Copyright Society of Australia's end of year event.

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When

Dec 04, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

The Sydney Mint

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Please join us to celebrate the season and the year that was 2014.

Well-known and much admired Australian broadcaster and media personality, Angela Catterns AM will address the Society.

Please follow this link for booking details.

Geography, Data Retention, and Copyright: The why and how of Geoblocking

A Copyright Society function for 2015

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When

Mar 26, 2015
from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Where

Allens

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The issue of geoblocking access to copyright content has received a lot of attention lately.  With the introduction of Netflix and other video streaming services to Australia this month, it is  timely to take a closer look at the issue.  A panel of experts will look at some key issues including:

  • How geo-blocking works
  • Why are they used?
  • Circumvention and privacy

Speakers:

  • Michael Green, Barrister, 13th Floor, St James Hall
  • Fiona Phillips, Executive Director, Australian Copyright Council
  • Shaun Tipson, Attorney, Microsoft
  • Rob Gibson, Stan
  • Sarah Agar, Policy and Campaigns Adviser, CHOICE

When:

  • Thursday, 26 March 2015
  • 6:00-7:30pm presentation, followed by canapés
  • Registration and drinks from 5:30pm

Where:

  • Allens, Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip St, Sydney NSW

MCLE (NSW): If this function is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, you may claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, breaks not included.

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CAMLA Young Lawyers Speed Mentoring

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When

Oct 19, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Where

Baker & McKenzie: Level 27, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney

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Contact Phone

(02) 4294 8059

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After a very successful inaugural event in 2014, the CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee is once again organising a Speed Mentoring evening to provide an opportunity for young lawyers to meet leading lawyers from the media and communications industry.

Tickets are $20.00 (including GST) and light refreshments will be provided on the night.

Please register at the CAMLA website.

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End of Year Event

Please join us to celebrate the season and the year that was 2015 for drinks with a special guest speaker.

Event details

When

Dec 10, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Minter Ellison, Level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Pl, Sydney

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CSA End of Year Event

We would like to invite you to join us for the CSA's end of year drinks with guest speaker, The Hon Justice Nye Perram. Non-members - $60.00 incl. GST, CSA Members - $40.00 incl. GST, Students - $10.00 incl. GST, To register for the event please follow the link for further information & log-in to an existing account or create a new one.

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When

Dec 10, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Minter Ellison, Level 40 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

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02 9101 2377

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Everything you need to know about the Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Will the Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Bill 2016 be passed?

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When

Mar 21, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Where

Gilbert + Tobin Level 37, 2 Park Street, Sydney

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Late December last year the Government released an exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016 for public comment. The Bill seeks to:

  • streamline the educational statutory licence provisions to make it easier for educational institutions and copyright collecting societies to agree on licensing arrangements for the copying and communication of copyright material;
  • provide simple, clear rules for libraries, archives and key cultural institutions to make preservation copies of copyright material;
  • align the terms of protection for unpublished works with published works to give libraries, archives and other cultural institutions greater opportunities to use, and provide public access to, unpublished works; and
  • expand the scope of the safe harbour scheme to include online service providers rather than carriage service providers.
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    The Copyright Society has invited a number of speakers with a close working knowledge of the Bill to explain the background and policy objectives to the Bill; discuss its merits and deficiencies; and speculate on the form it which it will be passed, if at all.


    Speaker and Panellists

    The Chair is:

    • Caroline Morgan, General Manager, Copyright Agency

    The speaker is:

    • Kirsti Haipola, Director, Copyright Law and Policy Section, Department of Communications and the Arts

     

    Panel:

    • Anne Flahvin, Media & Communications Counsel, Policy Australia Pty Ltd and Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie
    • Anthea Taylor, Manager, Accessible Information Library Services, Vision Australia
    • Jonathan Carter, General Counsel, APRA|AMCOS

     

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    Empowering Innovation – Copyright & and the Ideas Boom

    The Government’s recent Innovation Statement is the banner for a set of policies that the Government hopes will unleash an Australian “Ideas Boom”. With the looming Federal election set to be cast in terms of a post-mining boom transition to an innovative, agile and nimble economy, what role can copyright play in this innovation cycle?

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    When

    Jun 03, 2016
    from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

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    The Copyright Society of Australia and Marque Lawyers has invited four cutting-edge innovators from the transport, solar, health, and music industries to discuss break-through innovation at the coal face and how copyright enables their businesses across new technologies and business models.

    Nathan Mattock of Marque Lawyers will host a panel discussion with:
    • Tristan Sender, CEO GoGet
    • Simon Barnes, Co-Founder and VP Corporate Development Smart Matter
    • Gaurav Sood, Founder of HealthTech
    • Adrian Fitz-Alan, Principal at theAntithesis
    Please join us at Marque Lawyers on Thursday 2 June. Registration and drinks from 5.30. Canapes will follow the presentation.
    CPD (NSW): If this function is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, you may claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, breaks not included.

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    Copyright and International Law – Emerging issues

    Join John Fairbairn, partner of MinterEllison’s intellectual property team, as he hosts a panel discussion with international law experts; Mark Jennings, Caroline Morgan & Kimberlee Weatherall

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    When

    Sep 12, 2016
    from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    Where

    MinterEllison, Sydney

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    02 8815 9790

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    The Copyright Society of Australia is pleased to invite you to an evening of conversation on Monday, September 12th at MinterEllison Sydney.


    “Like the planets that orbit the sun, and the moons that revolve around a planet, the various copyright and neighbouring rights treaties are interrelated and interdependent, and primordially influenced by the Berne Convention”. [1]

    While copyright can sometimes appear to be more like astrology than astronomy, in an era defined by a supranational internet, how relevant is the international law dimension?
    • Private international law – What are the principles informing the operative law between international counterparties? A brief consideration of the unanswered challenges of locus and forum.
    • Globalisation – In the world of the ‘global internet’ do principles of territoriality and national treatment remain important? What are the alternatives?
    • Trade-linked development – With Brexit and increasing parochialism in the United States, Europe and Australia, what does this hold for copyright in current and future trade deals? What role do international arbitral bodies play as between states in enforcing obligations?

    Speakers:
    Mark Jennings, international law consultant and Special Adviser to the International Trade Group at MinterEllison
    Caroline Morgan, General Manager at Copyright Agency and incoming CEO of the International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organisations
    Kimberlee Weatherall, Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School and member of the Law Council of Australia IP Committee

    CPD (NSW): If this function is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, you may claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, breaks not included.

    [1] Treppoz & Ginsburg – International Copyright Law: US and EU Perspectives (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2015) p 1.

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    Copyright and International Law – Emerging issues

    Join John Fairbairn, partner of MinterEllison’s intellectual property team, as he hosts a panel discussion with international law experts; Mark Jennings, Caroline Morgan & Kimberlee Weatherall on Monday the 12th of September.

    Sitting comfortably? The overlap of copyright and industrial design

    The Copyright Society of Australia in partnership with Piper Alderman invite you to join this passionate and vibrant open panel discussion on the overlap of copyright and design.

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    When

    Nov 23, 2016
    from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Where

    Piper Alderman, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

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    That replica Eames you’re sitting on is just the beginning. Often regarded by artists and designers as confusing and frustrating, the Copyright Act limits copyright protection for artistic works where a product is mass-produced.

    This exclusive event with internationally renowned designers David Trubridge & Adam Goodrum, joined by a panel of experts and creators will explore the often fraught world of copyright and design laws. We will also look at recent commentary from the Productivity Commission’s investigation into intellectual property.

    Panelists:
    • David Trubridge, internationally renowned designer from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    • Adam Goodrum, internationally renowned designer, Adam Goodrum Studio
    • Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Senator, ICSID – World Design Organization
    • Craig Finlayson, Assistant Director – Trade Marks & Designs, IP Australia

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    A fair fight? Sports rights, streaming and social media

    The recent unauthorised streaming of Foxtel’s broadcast of the Mundine v Green fight on Facebook Live has thrust the issue of sports rights, streaming and social media into the spotlight. Join our panel for an engaging discussion on how social media is impacting sports broadcasters, copyright owners and fans in Australia in 2017. The panel will consider the position under the existing law, but also how the recent recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry could play into these issues, if enacted.

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    When

    Mar 14, 2017
    from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

    Where

    King & Wood Mallesons

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    Panelists:

    • Bruce Meagher, Group Director, Corporate Affairs, Foxtel
    • Sara Delpopolo, Principal, Axis Legal, and founder of the International Social Media Association
    • Professor David Rowe, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney

    Chair: Cate Nagy, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

    CPD (NSW): If this function is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of law, you may claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, breaks not included.

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