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 and 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.

2006 Events Programme

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

Type of event
Event - links to more details
3 March 2006
Partner conference
Sydney City

AEShareNet hosts conference 'Making the most of creativity: Sharing knowledge and rewarding innovation' to launch Adelphi Charter

Carol Fripp and Roger Clarke

30th March 2006
Presentation at conference

David Vaile speaks at Digital Rights Management 2006 conference, Sydney CBD


13 April
LawTechTalk at UNSW 1201

Simon Lake from Screenrights at on how Screenrights decided to spend $1m creating free film education material to benefit teachers, students and its own members.

David Vaile

9 am - 1 pm
17 May 2006
Symposium & CLE, AGSM Sydney

Interpreting Privacy Principles Symposium - with Privacy Commissioners current and former from the Asia Pacific region

Prof Graham Greenleaf, Nigel Waters

10–11 July 2006
Conference (and CLE) at AGSM UNSW

Unlocking IP 2006 conference. See see program and papers, photographs

Prof Graham Greenleaf,
David Vaile and others

June 2006
CLE in Grace Hotel, Sydney

Commercial Lawyers update on Cyberlaw, Continuing Legal Education seminar

David Vaile

11 August
LawTechTalk at room 101, new UNSW Law building

Stephen Mason on 'Digital evidence: what's coming over the horizon – issues for lawyers, judges and scholars'

Prof Graham Greenleaf

10am-4pm, 16 September
Conference, UNSW Law Building, GO4

'Software Freedom Day': Linux Australia and the Centre co-host  a conference where culturalists, journalists, technologists and politicians discuss how software freedom affects you and your life

Pia Waugh

10 October
UNSW Law building

Dr Jose Ramos-Horta (PM of East Timor, with long associations with UNSW Law Faculty and Social Justice Centres) opened the Centres Precinct of the new Law Building

Prof David Dixon, Dean

13 November
UNSW Law building

LawTechTalk: The new "Protectionism": Can copyright TPMs deliver a fair result for the new digital consumer and producer? by James Love, international digital consumer advocate, co-hosted with CHOICE

Prof Graham Greenleaf
Gordon Renouf, CHOICE

30 November
UNSW Law G02

GPL v3 and Australia forum on the main Free Software licence, with Andrew Tridgell, FSF's Eben Moglen and cast of experts, supported by Linux Australia. UNSW -

Dr Roger Clarke

5-7 pm
7 December
LawTechTalk at room 101, new UNSW Law building, the latest AustLII regional spin-off, launched at UNSW: see press report 'Legal database expands to Asia' and background paper -

Prof Graham Greenleaf

"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 other years: