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


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?

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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