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 usually called 'LawTechTalks'. The Centre and its partners invite interested students and academics of many disciplines, as well as advocates, media, policymakers and practitioners. The typical 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 or one day meetings to which the Centre invites policy makers, technical and legal experts involved in an area of cyberspace regulation, governance 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.

2009 Events Programme

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

Type of event
Event - links to more details



30 April 2009
UNSW Law Faculty

'Viral advertising', Facebook groups and regulation of social advertising in electronic media, visitor Dr Jan Trzaskowski, Law Department of Copenhagen Business School, conducting research on 'Neuroeconomics and Advertising Law: Viral Advertising'

David Vaile

4 March 2009

Internet filtering and the interests of young people: UNSW Workshop 2, Prof Bambauer, OpenNet Initiative, K. Graham, Inspire Foundation, K. Bermeister, co-founder Kazaa, & ors.
[See also Background Briefing ABC RN, Insight SBS TV]

Alana Maurushat and others

16-17 April 2009
Conference -
UNSW Law Theatres

Unlocking IP 2009: National and Global Dimensions of the Public Domain. See story in Technology and Business
Launches of:

Prof Graham Greenleaf, CHOICE's Gordon Renouf

June 2009

SoGikII bringing together advanced cyberlaw researchers from UK, US and Australia; first of the GikII series in Australia, Coogee

Prof Graham Greenleaf and others

25 June
Presentation, Radisson Plaza , Sydney

'Keeping data safe and dealing with a failure', D. Vaile at Online Fraud & E-Crime Forum

16 September
Forum, St James Ethics Centre

Music downloading law and ethics, D. Vaile participant

Simon Longstaff
23 September
Presentation, Melbourne

'Challenges to Personal Information Security and Net Neutrality from e-Security on Steroids,' D. Vaile at the e-Security for Government conference

8 October
Committee submission, NSW Parliament House

Alana Maurushat before the Commonwealth Cybercrime and Consumers Inquiry

Committee chair
16 October
Presentation, Sydney CBD

Kate Bond, "Challenges from Web 2.0 for copyright, challenges from copyright for Web," Copyright - digital futures, Copyright Society

1 Dec 2009
Presentation, University of Wollongong

'Prohibited packets and the Great Firewall of Canberra,' D. Vaile at the Internet Filtering and Regulation in Australia and the Asia Pacific conference at UoW

Katina Michael

"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