This page includes events run by the Centre as part of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Series, and others run by or featuring centre associates and collaborators to which interested parties may seek invitations.

CLE conferences on cyberspace law

The Centre holds public seminars and conferences on cyberspace law and policy, and practical workshops covering 'the nuts and bolts' of dealing with certain issues and procedures. They generally run in half or one day blocks. These events are run in conjunction with UNSW Law Faculty's Centre for Continuing Legal Education (CLE), who take registrations, and they entitle legal practitioner attendees to credits for mandatory CLE. They are alsointended to be of interest to professionals, academics and advocates from a range of relevant disciplines. This year's Programme is below; it is updated as details are finalised.

LawTechTalks and seminars

Starting early 2003, we've delivered an ad hoc series of short talks and seminars on a diverse range of cyberspace issues presented by expert visitors and researchers. Those held on campus at UNSW are called 'LawTechTalks'. These are usually in Law room 1201, to which the Centre and its partners invites interested students and academics of many disciplines, as well as advocates, media, policymakers and practitioners. The format is a 40 minute paper then 20 minutes for discussion. Attendance at UNSW venues is free. Members of the public may also be able to attend outside sessions at a moderate cost. See the programme below.

Symposia and Forums on public policy in cyberspace

From early 2002, the Centre has hosted a series of expert symposia on 'Public Policy in Cyberspace'. These symposia are usually half day meetings to which the Centre invites policy makers, technical and legal experts involved in an area of cyberspace regulation and policy where there are important public interest issues to be decided. The format is based around a structured, round table discussion, not the presentation of prepared papers.

2005 Events Programme

The programme is will be updated as items are confirmed. Contact us for details.

Type of event
Event - links to more details
2, 9 and 10 March 2005
8:30-5 pm
Grace Hotel Sydney

Refresher and Advanced CLE:
NSW and Private sector privacy law and Practical workshop for privacy officers and advisers

Nigel Waters and Anna Johnston, former deputy Privacy Commissioners

Thursday 3 March 2005
Noon-3 pm
Open Source Forum,
UTS Room 4.10 Bldg 2

Linux on the Desktop
Convened by Linux Australia

Pia Smith,
Linux Australia

Thursday 3 March 2005
6 pm
CBD Sydney

Creative commons and knowledge management -
Contact Matt Moore from NSW Knowledge Management Forum for an invitation

Matt Moore,

Wednesday 9 March 2005
1-2 pm
UNSW Law 1201

Geo-identification – a 'threat to the net'?
Dr Dan Svantesson, Bond University

David Vaile

15 and 19 March 2005
IDG Seminar,
Sydney and Melbourne CBD

Balancing the Art and Science of Security (CIO Breakfast)
David Vaile and others


Wednesday 30 March 2005
9:30am -5 pm
UNSW Arcade Room

Developments in Rights Neighbouring on Copyright
Including privacy, moral rights, resale rights, broadcasting and performer’s rights [PDF]

Dr Kathy Bowrey

10 May 2005
LawTechTalk and faculty seminar

'Online Investment and Free Speech: Should Internet Financial Advice be Regulated?' Prof. Dimity Kingsford-Smith

Prof Leon Trakman

20 May 2005

OSD Ad Hoc Seminars,
UNSW Library Level 3

'Rebuilding the Commons: New approaches to copyright and licensing for education', Prof G. Greenleaf, D. Vaile and Ian Oi (BDW), hosted by Online Services Department

Kerrie Talmacs

31 May
12-2 :00

Civil Engineering (H22) G1
'Software development and liability - legal and ethical issues', guest lecture, David Vaile
Ken Robinson
2 June 2005
Open Source Forum,
Baker & McKenzie

Anti-circumvention and software development, hosted by and Baker & McKenzie

Linux Australia

27 July 2005

UNSW Law 1201

Emerging issues in cyberspace
Dr Roger Clarke

Prof. Graham Greenleaf

31 August 2005
UNSW Law 1201

'Reform of Internet governance: Guardian or threat to online freedoms?', Jeremy Malcolm

David Vaile

30 Sptember 2005
U Ottowa

Canada-Australia Comparative IP and Cyberlaw Conference (Carolyn Penfold and David Vaile)


1 October 2005
Dominican Republic

V World Congress of Computer Law (David Vaile)


20–21 Oct 2005
Sydney CBD

Australasian Residential Tenancies Conference (David Vaile) presentation


1 Nov 2005
North Sydney CBD

Digital Rights Management: Technology, Issues, Challenges and Systems (David Vaile)


17–18 Nov 2005

'Law via the Internet' conference, hosted by PacLII and AustLII's Greenleaf and Chung


17–18 Nov 2005
Sydney CBD

12th Biennial  Copyright Symposium, 'Copyleft in practice: issues and perspectives' panel (Ian Oi, Rusty Russell and David Vaile)


6 December 2005

'"Making a Big Brother? eGovernment in Hong Kong" (Joeson Wong)

Graham Greenleaf

9 December 2005
Forum at ANU

Google: Infinite Library, Copyright Pirate, or Monopolist? (Matthew Rimmer, Roger Clarke and National Institute of Social Science and Law)


"CLE" = Continuing Legal Education conference, seminar or workshop (jointly with UNSW CLE and Cyberspace LPC)

"Symposium" = Public Policy in Cyberspace symposium

"LawTechTalk" = Occasional seminars with visiting experts at UNSW, sometimes in conjunction with a faculty seminar.

For further information on these events, please contact our office.

Events in previous years