The Digital Agenda Revisited -
Symposium and Consultation
Phillips Fox and
The Baker & McKenzie
Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre,
UNSW Law Faculty
Thursday 21 August 2003
5:00 - 7:30 PM
In recent years, the copyright in the digital domain has
raised increasingly complex issues. The Digital Agenda Revisited
symposium reviews these issues in the context of a 3 year
review of the Copyright (Digital Agenda) Act 2000
As government and industry attempt to grapple with these
issues, it is important to consider public interest aspects
of digital copyright, including concerns about enforcement,
liability and the rights of copyright users.
In relation to future approaches, law firm
Phillips Fox are releasing four issues papers on this issue
as part of their work for AGs. This invitation-only symposium
canvasses public interest concerns about the present digital
copyright framework, and future developments. Some interesting
perspectives on these concerns will be found in presentations
Phillips Fox and the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and
Policy Centre will jointly host a symposium and consultation
event to discuss issues surrounding the present and future developments
for digital copyright law in Australia.
There will be two sessions. The first, chaired by Prof Graham
Greenleaf, will feature several presentations from several different
expert perspectives to stimulate deabate.
The second, chaired by Prof Jill McKeough, will involve an
The event has two aims. Firstly, to act as one of Phillips
Fox Sydney based consultative workshops to assist its advice
the the Attorney General's Dept. Other consultation activities
will be are offered in Sydney and others cities. Please check
website for details.
Secondly, the event takes on a symposium style, offering a
unique opportunity to participants to give and receive insight
into developments that are of primary importance to digital
copyright. The event offers a forum for fairly open and free-ranging
discussion to occur between the participants, and discussed
issues beyond those in the background paper.
Select papers and the symposium proceedings will be published
on the Centre's website.
Professor Graham Greenleaf, UNSW (first session) and
Prof Jill McKeough, former head of UNSW Law School (second