About the conference
Cyberspace, Internet and online activities have generated
fertile new ground for disputes and litigation. While
there are many concepts familiar to the experienced practitioner,
each area has its own quirks and requirements. In addition,
it is rapidly evolving both technically and legally.
This is the first of a series of practical legal workshops
run by the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy
Centre at the UNSW Law Faculty to assist practitioners
to handle the range of cyberspace and Internet legal issues
and disputes. It is aimed at new or existing practitioners
interested in cyberspace law, and will cover how to handle
disputes in four topical areas:
- Domain names
- Online intellectual
- Electronic privacy
In each area, you will be provided with a background
of the relevant laws, principles and legal frameworks
in the area, then we’ll explore the practical issues in
handling a dispute. We focus on a guide to the procedural
aspects of conducting a case, so we work through hypotheticals
and practical examples, and provide tips by our expert
speakers on how to manage a dispute for either party in
an effective way.
MCLE Units: whole day 6 units, half day 3 units.
9:00 am Introduction from the chair, David Vaile,
executive director of the Centre
9:10 am Domain Name Disputes
Khajaque Kortian, Sprusons Solicitors
How to handle domain name disputes using trademarks
or passing off (Australia has no decision, possibly
infer from other jurisdictions) and ICANN’s Uniform
Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (WIPO Arbitration
Mediation Centre/National Arbitration Forum). In relation
to the ‘.com.au’ domain and sub-domains, how to resolve
the dispute using MelbourneIT’s policy on dispute resolution.
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Intellectual
Property Disputes Anne Flahvin, Baker & McKenzie
How to handle internet copyright disputes (browsing,
caching, linking and framing, streaming and downloading),
online database disputes and liability of ISPs.
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm E-Commerce Disputes
Narelle Smythe, Clayton Utz
How to handle jurisdictional issue disputes, online
contract disputes, unauthorised access and transactions.
Also considers online dispute resolution mechanisms.
3:30 pm Afternoon Tea
4:00 pm E-Privacy Disputes
Tim Dixon, Baker & McKenzie
How an organisation deals with privacy breaches, and
how the organisation can protect themselves through
a privacy negligence plan.
Date: Tuesday 1 October 2002
Venue: Grace Hotel, 77 York Street (corner King Street)
Whole Day - $550.00 or Half Day - $330.00. GST Inclusive.
Course fees include tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments.
Postgraduate or undergraduate students, the
unemployed, and community legal centre staff will receive
a 25% discount on the normal fee charged for attending
the event. Please indicate on the forms or during registration
your status, and attach documentation.
You can register using one of the following options:-
Payment options accepted include Mastercard, Visa and
Bankcard & Cheques to be made out to CLE.
Download and print the registration form (PDF),
fill out the relevant details and send it into CLE.
Please address the mail to:
Faculty of Law, UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Send an email to CLE (cle [at] unsw.edu.au),
and include in the subject line 'Practical Workshop
on Internet Disputes'.
Please include the following details in the body of
the email :
- Title and Name
- Whole day or Half Day (am or pm)
- Payment details
- Type of Credit Card <Mastercard, Visa or
- Card Number
- Expiry Date
- Cardholder's name
Call Robyn at CLE on (02) 9385 2267 or (02) 9385 2195.
Next event in the Cyberspace Law & Policy
Dimensions of Internet Regulation
24-25 October 2002, Grace Hotel
This two-day continuing legal education conference will
look at existing systems for dealing with international
Internet disputes and legal issues, and likely developments.
Jurisdictional issues, current public and private international
law remedies including Hague Conventions, international
Internet crime and present Internet governance structures
will be the focus of the conference. Professor Henrik
Kaspersen (former chair of Council of Europe’s Committee
of Experts on Crime in Cyberspace) will give the keynote
address, on race hate on the Internet.
for booking details.
About CLE –
The CLE programme is an important link between the Law
School at UNSW and the professional community. The programme
consists of a series of quality short courses assisting
lawyers, accountants, financial planners, executives and
other professionals whose work demands up-to-date knowledge
of, and skills in, the relevant areas.
Mandatory CLE Units – NSW solicitors who find
any of our programmes relevant to their immediate or long
term needs in relation to their professional development
and practice of law may claim MCLE units for their attendance
at the seminars.
About the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre -
The centre, established within the Faculty of Law at UNSW,
provides a focus for research, public interest advocacy
and education on issues of law and policy concerning digital
transactions in cyberspace. Baker & McKenzie (http://www.bakernet.com)
are the founding supporters of the Centre.
About the Cyberspace
Law and Policy Series - The Centre is hosting
a series of events examining the public interest in cyberspace
legal and policy issues, and some practical workshops
on related legal procedure. The series includes both Continuning
Legal Education conferences and workshops, and Symposia
which bring together policy makers and legal and technical
experts for round table discussions.