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 two 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 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

Since 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'. The Centre and its partners invite 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 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, introduced by a number of short prepared papers.

2007 Events Programme

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

Type of event
Event - links to more details
25-28 January 2007
APEC meeting, Canberra

APEC E-commerce Special Interest Group: Prof Graham Greenleaf as invited NGO for Australia's delegation in relation to privacy issues.


30 January
Sydney Hilton

'IP Information as a Business Tool in the Asia-Pacific session', IP Australia 'Trading Ideas: the future of IP in the Asia Pacific' conference.

David Vaile

13 March
CLE seminar,
Grace Hotel Sydney

'Digital Copyright Update' CLE seminar: Cooper link authorisation, Copyright Act amendments, temp. copies, and ISP, content provider and user issues. Anne Flahvin & Ross McLean (Baker & Mckenzie), Nick Abrahams (Deacons), Michael Williams (Gilbert + Tobin) and Nathan Mattock (Gadens).

David Vaile

15 March
Byron Bay

Bridgepoint IT security conference:
David Vaile presents on IT and Malware


12 March
UNSW Law Faculty

Workshop on Malware research options

David Vaile, Alana Maurushat

Fri 11–Sat 12 May
UNSW Law Faculty
'Commons in IP', two-day intensive LLM (LAWS5239) and CLE course investigating the public domain and public rights in copyright law.

Prof Graham Greenleaf

Tuesday 5 June
Conference presentation,
Marriot Hotel, Circular Quay

Information Management and E-Discovery Summit, David Vaile present on 'Corporate Responsibility And The New Document Destruction Legislation' panel, Sydney CBD - 5–6 June 2007

John Sheahan SC

1-2 pm June 7
UNSW Law Faculty

David Vaile

Tuesday 3 July
Castlereagh Street, Sydney

'Enforcing Information Privacy Laws' Symposium, invitation and details.

Prof Graham Greenleaf
21 June 2007

G Greenleaf's presentation to the ‘Access Card’ Seminar, The Naked Exposure Draft: ‘Is that an ID card you have in your pocket’? online at the ID card page

25 July 2007
UNSW Law Faculty

'The Democratic Deficit in Copyright Law: A Legislative Proposal', Maureen O'Sullivan, Lecturer, University of Ireland, Galway.

David Vaile
21 September 2007
Book launch, National Library, Canberra

Digital Copyright & the Consumer Revolution: Hands off my iPod by research associate Matthew Rimmer, Senior Lecturer at ACIPA, ANU.

21 September 2007
Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

Prof Graham Greenleaf wins Dieter Meurer Prize for excellence in juridical research from German Association for Computing in the Judiciary congress.

25 October 2007
Sydney CBD

David Vaile participates as a judge in the 2007 Australian Website Awards for lawyer's websites, hosted by FindLaw.

FindLaw director
29 Oct0ber 2007
North Sydney

'Increasing Consumers Voice in Intellectual Property Policy', side event at Consumers International World Congress 2007 supported by Centre.


2 November 2007
Sydney CBD

David Vaile presents 'Transparency, suppression and anonymisation in reasons for decisions' at the NSW ADT conference.

Kevin O'Connor J
5 December 2007
'WIPO's Internet domain name arbitration process: Can it meet the challenges of the trademark and the cybersquatter?', Erik Wilbers, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva
David Vaile and
Hon Neil Brown QC, Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University
14 December 2007
Symposium, UNSW

The proposed OO XML ISO file format standard, with sesssions and background on technical and legal issues UNSW. Includes materials, links, photos. Participants from Microsoft, Linux Australia, IBM, Open Source Industry Australia, National Archives, Google, Standards Australia and experts fromUS, HK and NZ.

Moderated by David Vaile and Alana Maurushat

"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