Home | The Centre | Events | Publications | Site Map | Contact Us

You are here: Home >> Events >> 2002 >> Internet Disputes Workshop

The Cyberspace Law and Policy Series 2002

Practical Workshop on Internet Legal Disputes

Tuesday 1 October 2002
Grace Hotel, Sydney

Booking form and pamphlet [PDF]

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:

    1. Domain names
    2. Online intellectual property
    3. E-commerce
    4. 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.

5:30 Close


Date: Tuesday 1 October 2002

Venue: Grace Hotel, 77 York Street (corner King Street) Sydney


Whole Day - $550.00 or Half Day - $330.00. GST Inclusive.

Course fees include tuition, materials, lunch and refreshments.

** Specials **
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.

Option 1

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

Option 2

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
  • Firm/Organisation
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Whole day or Half Day (am or pm)
  • Payment details
    • Type of Credit Card <Mastercard, Visa or Bankcard>
    • Card Number
    • Expiry Date
    • Cardholder's name

Option 3

Call Robyn at CLE on (02) 9385 2267 or (02) 9385 2195.

Next event in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Series

International 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.

Contact CLE 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.

URL: http://www.CyberlawCentre.org/2002/Internet_Disputes_Workshop.htm