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50 years of the Copyright Tribunal

The Copyright Society of Australia’s second event this year will feature David Brennan, Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, in discussion with Kate Haddock, Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora, about his soon to be published paper – The Copyright Tribunal As Exception-Maker: Are Both Flexibility and Certainty Achievable? – which focuses on the potential conferral of delegated legislative power upon the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for it to periodically determine new public interest exceptions. Australian Copyright Council Chair Kate Haddock will also discuss practical implications of these proposed reforms in running Copyright matters in the Tribunal.

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Mar 20, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM


Mills Oakley

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David Brennan

Dr David Brennan is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law. His primary fields of research are patent and copyright law, with focuses on their connections with economics, other legal regimes and in legal history. He has served as the Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal, has taught patent law at Oxford University and is currently teaching copyright law at Monash. David has been involved in Australian copyright law reform activities over several decades.



Kate Haddock

Kate Haddock, Partner, Banki Hadock Fiora. Kate has over 25 years’ experience advising copyright collecting societies & the publishing industries in relation to all aspects of enforcement, rate setting, regulation & commercialisation. She is Chair of the Australian Copyright Council. Kate has been listed in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 200 Lawyers in Australia (Intellectual Property) since 2009.


This event will be preceded by our 2018 Annual General Meeting. For more information, please click here.

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