Feb 062017
 

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, the Australian Digital Alliance and Internet NZ are hosting a series of meetings and workshops on user rights in copyright reform in Australia and New Zealand February 13-24. Participants in the events include  Michael Geist, Bill Patry, Sang Jo Jong, Kimberlee Weatherall, Rebecca Giblin, Suzy Frankel, Jessica Coates, Heesob Nam, Peter Jaszi, Patricia Aufderheide, Sean Flynn and Meredith Jacob.

Public events on the tour include:

Feb 13: Fair Use – Myth v Reality for Creators

6:00pm – 7:30pm
ACMIx, The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre Building
2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Melbourne (map)
Free event – RSVP (a ticket is not required to attend this event)

The Australian Productivity Commission’s recent recommendations have made fair use a hot topic for Australia’s creative and cultural communities. But what is fair use, and what does it mean for creators? Is copying without permission ever ok, and should it be? How does copyright impact your creative practice?

Bringing together Australian experts with thought leaders on copyright and creativity from the US, where fair use already plays a major part in the creative process, this event aims to unpack some of the myths and explore the experiences of creators working both with and without fair use. Particularly relevant for remix artists, documentarians, multimedia designers, journalists, playwrights, musicians, and anyone else who uses existing material as part of their creative practice.

Featuring:

Feb 17: Fair Use for Libraries & Archives

10:00am – 12:00pm
UTS Moot Court Ground Floor, UTS Law Faculty (Building 5B Room 1.02)
University of Technology, Sydney Quay Street Haymarket, Sydney (Map)
Free event – Register by following this link.
Part of the ALIA Information Online program

In its recent IP report, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt a fair use exception, in part because of the benefits it would provide for libraries and archives. This session brings together high profile local and world-renowned international experts to answer frequently asked questions about fair use, including:

  • Why do Australian libraries and archives need fair use?
  • How will it change the way we do things?
  • How will it help our clients?

Attend this session and be part of the global discussion.

Featuring:

  • Jessica Coates, Copyright and Policy Adviser, Australian Library and Copyright Committee
  • Meredith Jacob, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University
  • Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
  • Derek Whitehead, Chair, Australian Digital Alliance (Moderator)

Feb 17: Fair Use for Education

1:00pm – 3:00pm
UTS Moot Court Ground Floor, UTS Law Faculty (Building 5B Room 1.02)
University of Technology, Sydney Quay Street Haymarket, Sydney (Map)
Free event – Register by following this link.
Part of the ALIA Information Online program

In its recent IP report, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt a fair use exception, in part because of the benefits it would provide for educational institutions. This session brings together local and international experts to answer frequently asked questions about libraries and fair use, including:

  • Do schools and universities need fair use?
  • How would it affect the statutory licence?
  • Why do we need fair use when we have OER?

Featuring:

  • Delia Browne, National Copyright Director for Schools and TAFEs, Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEEDYA)
  • Anne Flahvin of Baker and McKenzie representing Universities Australia
  • Professor Michael Geist, Chair of Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa
  • Meredith Jacob, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University
  • Robin Wright, Copyright Manager, Swinburne University of Technology and Project Lead, Open Education Licensing

Feb 20: Is copyright flexible enough to accommodate multiple interests while still working for authors?

9.00 am – 1.00 pm | Event webpage
Lecture Theatre 3 RHLT3, Ground Floor, Rutherford House

23 Lambton Quay, Wellington (Map)
NZCIEL Innovation and Investment Lecture Series
Free of charge and CPD compatible – RSVP to nzciel@vuw.ac.nz by Friday 17 

This half day symposium will feature four speakers who will discuss copyright and its flexibility in North America.

Speakers:

  • Fair Use in Action
    Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, American University Washington
  • Fair Use and Innovation
    William Patry, Senior Legal Counsel, Google Inc.
  • Fair Use in Empirical Research
    Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual
    Property, American University Washington
  • The Impact of Flexibility
    Michael Geist, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

Commentators:

  • Susy Frankel, Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of
    International Economic Law, Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law
  • Susan Corbett, Associate Professor of Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Feb 23-24: ADA Copyright Forum – Fair Use, Flexibility and Exceptions for Creativity | Webpage

Thursday, 23 February 2017

18:00 Book Launch: What if we could reimagine Copyright?
Edited by Dr Rebecca Giblin and Professor Kimberlee Weatherall
Venue: TBC

 

Friday, 24 February 2017 @ National Library of Australia

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Opening
9:15 Fair use for Australia – the Productivity Commission’s view
Karen Chester – Deputy Chair and Commissioner, Productivity Commission
 10:00  Morning Tea
 10:30  Diffusing Fair Use – The Global Trend and What It Means for Australia

 12:30  Lunch
 13:30 Copyright 2016

13:40 Copyright Happenings
14:00 E-Lending: Its Legal and Social Impact

 14:30  Afternoon tea
15:00 Flexible Exceptions for Creativity and Culture: American Creators and Fair Use

 15:45  Copying as Part of Creative Practice in Australia: the Creators’ Experience

  • Dr Nicolas Suzor, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Kylie Pappalardo, Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, Queensland University of Technology
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  One Response to “Upcoming Public Events on User Rights in Copyright Reform in Australia and New Zealand”

  1. Reform of copyright is an excellent topic to be debated.