Unlocking IP 2009 Conference
"National and Global Dimensions of the Public Domain"
SPEAKERS (by surname)
Atkinson (ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries
and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology)
Ben Atkinson graduated from Sydney University BA (Hons) LLM
(Hons 1) and worked as a policy advisor for the Commonwealth
and NSW governments. He is the author of The True History
of Copyright: The Australian Experience 1905-2005 (SUP 2007)
and is a Research Fellow at QUT's ARC Centre of Excellence
for Creative Industries and Innovation.
Baulch (Australian Copyright Council)
Libby Baulch is Executive Officer and Principal Legal Officer
with the Australian Copyright Council.
The Australian Copyright Council is a non-profit organisation
based in Sydney, partly funded by the Commonwealth Government
via the Australia Council for the Arts. The Copyright Council’s
services include online information about a wide range of
copyright issues, free legal advice about copyright, publications
on practical and policy issues in copyright, a training program,
conferences, research papers, and submissions on copyright
law reform and policy.
Bildstein (Faculty of Law, University of NSW)
Ben is the technical PhD researcher on the Unlocking IP project.
Before this, he worked for three years in professional software
development at a Canberra-based company called Kisters, and
going back even further, he did undergraduate studies at the
University of Tasmania, where in 2002 he graduated with first
class honours in a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems).
His research is on quantification of online commons, and
Bledsoe (Creative Commons Australia)
Elliott Bledsoe is a Project Officer with the Creative Commons
Clinic, a research program of the Australian Research Council
Centre of Excellence for Creative
Industries and Innovation (CCi) at Queensland
University of Technology. In this role he researches issues
related to the internet, digital technologies and copyright
law, with a specific focus on the uptake of Creative Commons
licences in Australia.
He is also the Creative Director of Artcast,
a free art podcasting service that is designed to open up
new avenues to engaging with, understanding and investing
in art. He is the Secretary of Youth
Arts Queensland, which promotes, advocates and provides
access to the arts for young people in Queensland, and holds
board positions with Flying
Arts, a provider of arts workshops and exhibition opportunities
for remove and regional Queenslanders, and on the board of
and Social Media Club Brisbane
Bond (Faculty of Law, University of NSW)
Catherine Bond is currently undertaking her PhD at the Faculty
of Law, University of New South Wales, as part of the ARC-funded
“Unlocking IP” project and is due for completion
in early 2009. Catherine’s doctoral research focuses
on constitutional, legislative, and historical aspects of
the public domain in Australian copyright law. Catherine has
been published in Australian and international journals including
the Journal of World Intellectual Property and the Media &
Arts Law Review and she was a regular contributor to Computers
& Law: Journal for the Australian and New Zealand Societies
for Computers and the Law.
Browne (Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training
and Youth Affairs, NSW)
Delia Browne is an extremely experienced intellectual property
lawyer. Prior to her role as the National Copyright Director
of the Copyright Advisory Group, Delia worked at Minter Ellison
providing specialist copyright advice to the education sector.
Delia has considerable experience in law reform and lobbying.
In her role as the Executive Director of the Arts Law Centre
of Australia (1996 – 2002), she advised the arts sector
in respect of legislative reforms and policy in intellectual
property and taxation. In her current role as the National
Copyright Director, Delia manages the newly formed National
Copyright Unit of Copyright Advisory Group which provides
specialist copyright advice to schools and the TAFE sector,
implements smart copying initiatives and conducts negotiations
with collecting societies on behalf of schools and TAFE institutes.
In 2005, Delia led the education sector in its lobbying efforts
for copyright law review. This resulted in the introduction
of new legislative exceptions with significant benefits to
the education sector.
Delia is a strong advocate of the open education movement
and has actively participated in several international meetings
on promoting open resources, technology and teaching practices
in education. Delia continues to work closely with Creative
Commons Australia, CC Learn, the Open Society Institue and
the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
(ISKME) and the Shuttleworth Foundation in promoting open
education in Australia and throughout the world.
Delia also describes herself as a recovering academic and
has taught intellectual property at the the law faculties
of the University of New South Wales and Griffith University
and the Commercial Law Department of the University of Auckland
and has published papers, articles and book chapters on a
issues ranging from moral rights to online censorship.
Buckingham (Faculty of Law, University of NSW)
Louise Buckingham is a PhD candidate at the University of
NSW and a lawyer with the Australian Copyright Council. She
has studied at the University of Sydney and the London School
of Economics, and has worked in the private and public and
INGO sectors in Australia and the UK.
Christou (Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, Faculty of Law,
University of NSW)
Sophia Christou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of
Laws from the University of New South Wales. In 2009, Sophia
commenced postgraduate research in the area of copyright law
and content regulation in the online environment.
She is currently also a research assistant at the Cyberspace
Law and Policy Centre, UNSW.
Philip is a graduate in Economics and Law from the University
of Sydney, with a major in Computer Science. Philip manages
the staff and resources of AustLII and jointly oversees the
technical development of AustLII's projects and system administration.
In addition to his responsibilities as AustLII's Executive
Director Philip manages our primary legal materials, and has
developed all of our facilities to automate the receipt and
processing of cases and other materials. Philip lectures in
computerised legal research at UTS. He is experienced in large
scale legal publishing on the Internet, computerised legal
research, computer legal applications and automated text processing.
Clarke (Xamax Consultancy)
Roger Clarke is a consultant in the management of information
and information technology. He has spent close to 40 years
in the I.T. industry, as professional, manager, consultant
and academic. He has particular expertise in eBusiness, information
infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy. His work encompasses
corporate strategy, government policy, and public advocacy.
His consultancy site and CV are at http://www.xamax.com.au/.
He has published many scores of papers. Most of them are
available on his personal
web-site, which has accumulated close to 30 million hits.
He is a frequent contributor to conferences and seminars throughout
Australia and overseas, usually focussing on topics and perspectives
that conventional presenters overlook or wilfully ignore.
This often annoys people.
He holds degrees in Information Systems from U.N.S.W., and
a doctorate from the A.N.U. He was made a Fellow of the Australian
Computer Society in 1986. He is a Visiting Professor at UNSW
(in cyberspace law and policy), at the University of Hong
Kong (in eCommerce), and at the A.N.U. (in computer science).
Coates (Creative Commons Clinic, Queensland University of
Jessica Coates is the Project Manager of Creative Commons
Australia and the Creative Commons Clinic, a program of the
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
at Queensland University of Technology. The Clinic aims to
further the implementation of the international open content
licensing movement, Creative Commons, through the promotion
of Creative Commons research and usage in Australia.
Jessica’s main areas of research are copyright, open
content licensing and internet law. She presents regularly
at national and international conferences and workshops, runs
an undergraduate research unit and is a principle author of
a number of books and reports, including Open
Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons ,
the Potential Through Creative Commons and Legal
Aspects of Web 2.0.
In her role as Project Manager of the Creative Commons Clinic,
Jessica also regularly participates in industry and community-based
events, with the Clinic being a major partner in projects
such as Open
Channel Screen Resource Centre's Video Slam, Melbourne
Fringe Festival's Digital Fringe and the Australia
Council funded Remix My Lit.
Prior to working for the Clinic, Jessica spent most of the
last decade as a copyright and communications policy officer
with the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts (DCITA), where she worked on major
legislative reforms such as the Digital Agenda Review and
the Australia -US Free Trade Agreement.
She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (English
Hons) from the Australian National University.
Dalziel (Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence, Macquarie
James Dalziel is Professor of Learning Technology and Director
of the Macquarie E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE)
at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. James leads
the open source "LAMS" project - an innovative digital
lesson plan system used by thousands of educators across 80
countries and translated into 27 languages. James also leads
key projects in identity management and open source software
for education. He is one of the authors of the Cape Town Declaration
on Open Education.
Fitzgerald (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)
Anne Fitzgerald is a Brisbane-based intellectual property
and e-commerce lawyer. She is a Professor of Law Research
at QUT Law School where she has worked as a principal researcher
in the OAK Law
Framework for E-Research projects. Anne has been teaching,
researching and writing in the fields of intellectual property,
internet and e-commerce law since the early 1990s. Recent
publications include: Intellectual Property Nutshell (3rd
ed, Thomson, 2008), Internet and E-Commerce Law and Policy,
(with B Fitzgerald et al, Lawbook Co/Thomson, 2007) and Intellectual
Property Law: In Principle (with B Fitzgerald, Lawbook Co/Thomson,
2004). In 2002 Anne was awarded the JSD degree (Doctor of
the Science of Law) by Columbia University New York and also
has a LLM from London University (University College). She
graduated in law LLB (Hons) and welfare law (Grad. Dip. Welfare
Law) from the University of Tasmania. She is a member of the
Fitzgerald (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)
Brian Fitzgerald studied law at the Queensland University
of Technology graduating as University Medallist in Law and
holds postgraduate degrees in law from Oxford University and
He is a well-known Intellectual Property and Information
Technology/Internet lawyer who has pioneered the teaching
of Internet/Cyber Law in Australia. He has published articles
and books on Intellectual Property and Internet Law in Australia,
the United States, Europe, Nepal, India, Canada and Japan.
Over the past eight years Brian has delivered seminars on
Information Technology, Internet and Intellectual Property
law in Australia, Canada, China, Brazil, New Zealand, USA,
Nepal, India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Norway, Croatia
and the Netherlands.
His current projects include work on intellectual property
issues across the areas of Copyright, Digital Content and
the Internet, Copyright and the Creative Industries in China,
Open Content Licensing and the Creative Commons, Free and
Open Source Software, Research Use of Patents, Science Commons,
e-Research, Licensing of Digital Entertainment and Anti-Circumvention
Law. He has organised numerous conferences on Intellectual
Property and Internet Law in Australia, is a regular speaker
at international and national conferences and has made a number
of significant submissions to government in the area of Internet
and IP Law. Brian is currently a specialist Research Professor
in Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT.
of Law, University of NSW)
Alexandra George is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law,
UNSW, and also retains an appointment as Senior Lecturer in
Intellectual Property Law at the University of Wales, Swansea
in the UK. She held earlier academic appointments at Queen
Mary, University of London and the University of Exeter in
the UK, and has worked at the European University Institute,
Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney. She has practised
as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate
to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and
the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in
journalism at Reuters.
Her research focuses on the philosophy of intellectual property
law, particularly with respect to the notion of ‘property’
in intangible objects and the communicative effects of trade
mark and copyright law. Recent publications examine issues
such as commodification and intellectual propertization, the
role of intellectual property in the globalization process,
and practical problems of intellectual property enforcement.
Greenleaf (Faculty of Law, University of NSW)
Graham Greenleaf is a Professor of Law at UNSW, where he
teaches most aspects of cyberspace law and the computerisation
of law. His main research interests in cyberspace law are
in privacy and intellectual property: he is the chief investigator
in the Centre's major ARC research projects Unlocking IP and
Interpreting Privacy Principles. He teaches LAWS1031 Information
Technology Law (LLB) via Internet delivery, and co-teaches
LAWS 3037 Data Surveillance and Information Privacy Law (LLM).
He is a co-director of AustLII, the general editor of Privacy
Law and Policy Reporter, and the foundation director of this
Centre; until late 2002 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor
at Hong Kong University Law Faculty.
(Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales)
Michael Handler is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law,
UNSW. He teaches and researches in intellectual property law,
focusing on trade mark law, and is currently working on the
ARC funded project Entertainment rights in the age of the
franchise: a reappraisal of personality rights under Australian
intellectual property laws (ARC Discovery Grant DP0985948,
(Queensland Crown Law Office; Faculty of Law, Queensland University
Neale is a leading lawyer in information technology, biotechnology
and intellectual property law with over twenty years experience
with the Queensland Crown Law Office, providing specialist
intellectual property, information technology and communications
law services to Queensland public sector clients. He has a
Master of Laws from University of Queensland. Neale has made
numerous presentations to industry, professional seminars
and conferences on various aspects of intellectual property
and e-commerce law and has engaged in extensive consultations
with information technology industry representatives. Since
2003 Neale has been an adjunct lecturer at QUT law school,
where he has taught in several intellectual property, internet
and e-commerce law courses in the undergraduate and graduate
During the course of Neale's employment with the Queensland
Government, he has drafted and negotiated numerous information
technology contracts and advised on a broad range of intellectual
property issues. He was closely involved in the development
and drafting of the Queensland Government's Intellectual Property
Policy and Guidelines.
Neale has been the principal lawyer for the Queensland Government's
Government Information Licensing Framework Project from its
Danny A Kingsley
(Centre for the Public Awareness of Science)
Danny Kingsley is a researcher in the field of scholarly
communications with a particular interest in open access.
She submitted her PhD at the end of 2008 entitled: "The
effect of scholarly communication practices on engagement
with open access: An Australian study of three disciplines".
In keeping with her practice of making all published work
available via the ANU repository, her thesis will be available
online by the time she graduates in July. Danny is an adjunct
lecturer and course convenor for CPAS in the areas of Plain
English Writing and Science in the Media, a reflection of
her pre-academic professional life. She also works part time
for the Research Office at the ANU assisting the university
with compliance to the Excellence in Research for Australia
(President, Wikimedia Australia)
Brianna Laugher is the president of Wikimedia
Australia, a non-profit association that aims to promote
equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative
creation of Free Cultural Works. By day she is a software
developer and by night, a free culture and wiki enthusiast
She has been a Wikimedia editor since 2005 and was a Wikimedia
Commons administrator from 2006-2008. She organised the 'Free
as in Freedom' miniconf at the 2009 Linux.conf.au and has
spoken at numerous events including the international Wikimania
conference (2007, 2008) and the Australian Computers in Education
Shannon (Frankel Lawyers, Sydney)
Raena Lea-Shannon has 20 years experience in copyright, media
and entertainment law and a thorough knowledge of digital
media and information technologies.
Raena has written numerous articles and presented papers
on Entertainment and Media Law. She lectured part-time at
the University of New South Wales in the Entertainment Law
Masters. She is a committed and active advocate for freedom
of expression. She has been a Committee Member and public
officer of Watch On Censorship for over a decade. Raena has
represented the Distributors of the films Irreversible (Accent
Film Entertainment), Nine Songs (Accent Film Entertainment),
Anatomy of Hell (Potential Films) and Mysterious Skin (Hopscotch)
as well as a number of mass market computer games to the Office
of Film and Literature Classification Review Board
She is a member of the New South Wales Society for Computers
and the Law and was elected as a Committee Member of the New
South Wales Chapter of the Australian Interactive Media Industry
Association in November 2008. In 2006 she founded the Open
Legal Practice Standards Collaboration Org which was launched
at the 2006 LinuxWorld Conference and Expo at the Sydney Convention
In 1999 she was awarded the Law Society of NSW, Community
Legal Centre award for pro bono solicitor for working voluntarily
with the Arts Law Centre over a period of more than fifteen
Malcolm (Consumers International [Asia Pacific])
Jeremy Malcolm is an information technology and intellectual
property lawyer and IT consultant with a research interest
in Internet governance. He is admitted to the bars of the
Supreme Court of Western Australia (1995), High Court of Australia
(1996) and Appellate Division of New York (2009). Jeremy completed
his PhD thesis in Law at Murdoch University in 2008 which
was the first doctoral examination of the Internet Governance
Until his most recent appointment Jeremy was the principal
of Western Australia's first specialist IT law firm. Jeremy
currently works as a project manager for Consumers International
in its Asia-Pacific office in Kuala Lumpur coordinating its
projects on Access to Knowledge (A2K) and other issues of
communications rights and media justice.
Sally McCausland (BA, LLB(hons) (Syd), LLM (UBC)) is a senior
lawyer at the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). Her legal
practice includes copyright advice, film financing, prepublication
legals, regulatory compliance, sports licensing and all other
aspects of media law. She has worked as a federal court judge's
associate and as a solicitor at Freehills and the Arts Law
Centre of AUstralia. She is currently on the board of Screenrights,
the AudioVisual Copyright Society.
Murray-Smith (Digital Initiatives & Sydney University
Susan Murray-Smith is the business manager for Sydney University
Press, a digital initiative of the University of Sydney Library.
Susan manages manuscript acquisition, contract negotiation
and general publishing for the Press. Susan utilises her skills
in information management, IT and business in the development
of the Press as a digital publisher. Susan has previously
worked as a web developer, and has also run an internet information
business for the State Library of New South Wales. Susan has
an MBA (Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Palombi (Centre for the Governance of Knowledge and Development,
The Australian National University)
Luigi Palombi has degrees in law and economics from The University
of Adelaide, Australia, has been a Barrister and Solicitor
in Australia since 1982 and was awarded a PhD from The University
of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His PhD thesis in 2004
was entitled “The Patenting of Biological Materials
in the Context of TRIPS.” Although an accomplished lawyer
who specialises in patent law and biotechnology, with clients
around the world, his post-doctoral work commenced at RegNet
in 2008 and is focused on traditional knowledge and intellectual
(OAK Law Project, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of
Kylie Pappalardo is a research officer for the Open Access
to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project, based at Queensland University
of Technology (QUT) and led by Professor Brian Fitzgerald.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree and a Bachelor
of Creative Industries (Creative Writing) degree from QUT.
She has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
at QUT and is currently undertaking a Masters in Law.
Kylie is a co-author, along with Professor Anne Fitzgerald,
of Practical Data Management: A Legal and Policy Guide (2008,
OAK Law Project) and Building the Infrastructure for Data
Access and Reuse in Collaborative Research: An Analysis of
the Legal Context (2007, OAK Law Project). She also authored
the publication, Understanding Open Access in the Academic
Environment: A Guide for Authors (2008, OAK Law Project).
Kylie has given numerous conference presentations on behalf
of the OAK Law Project, including at the Australian Partnership
for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) and the Australian Research
Repositories Online to the World (ARROW) Adaptable Repository
Workshop in Sydney in 2007.
Kylie has taught Creative Industries Legal Issues to undergraduate
journalism students at QUT and is currently teaching Jurisprudence
to undergraduate law students. From 2004 to 2008 she provided
legal and administrative assistance to the Arts Law Centre
of Queensland (ALCQ).
Paramaguru (Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, Faculty of Law,
University of NSW)
Abi Paramaguru is a Research and Policy Officer at the Cyberspace
Law and Policy Centre, UNSW. She coordinates and carries
out research on the Unlocking
IP and Interpreting
Privacy Principles projects. Abi is also co-host of the
of Commons blog.
Abi completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in computer
science and Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Macquarie University
and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as
a lawyer. Abi has worked at the Australasian Legal Information
Institute (AustLII), and at Baker and McKenzie, Sydney.
Ritter (Hong Kong Knowledge Management Forum)
Waltraut Ritter is research director of Knowledge Enterprises,
which she founded in Hong Kong in 1997, specializing in research
and advisory services relating to innovation, knowledge, and
intellectual capital. Ritter has worked in information and
knowledge management since 1989, when she served as information
management consultant for the UNDP (United Nations Development
Programme) in Geneva and New York.
She also lectures knowledge management and economy at the
University of Hong Kong, the Singapore Management University,
and was professor for Knowledge Management at the Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore. Since 2007, she is
visiting faculty at the International School of Information
Management at the University of Mysore, India.
Ritter is the founder of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management
Forum and Society, as well as an active member in the international
professional KM community. She is member of the Academy of
International Business, the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association,
a fellow of the 21st Century Trust, and a founding member
of the New Club of Paris.
She holds an M.A. in information science and sociology from
the Free University of Berlin (Germany), and an M.B.A. from
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
Simes (Australian Digital Alliance; Australian Libraries Copyright
Laura Simes is the Copyright Advisor for the Australian Libraries
Copyright Committee (ALCC) and the Executive Officer of the
Australian Digital Alliance (ADA). Laura graduated from the
University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and
a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. Previous positions include working
in litigation at a Perth law firm, and as a Research Officer
with the Department of Justice (WA).
The ALCC is a cross-sectoral body acting on behalf of Australian
libraries and archives which seeks to maintain a balance in
copyright law which promotes learning, culture and the free
flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
The ADA is a coalition of companies, research organizations,
schools, universities, cultural institutions, libraries and
individuals united by the common support for balanced copyright
In her current position with the ADA and ALCC, Laura considers
the impact of copyright law reform on ADA and ALCC members
and provides advice to the Federal Government on how to maintain
a balance between reasonable access to creative works for
copyright users on the one hand and an incentive for copyright
creators and owners on the other.
Thampapillai (School of Law, Victoria University)
Dilan Thampapillai is a Lecturer with the School of Law at
Victoria University in Melbourne. Dilan teaches and researches
in the areas of intellectual property law, international trade
law and public law. Dilan has a BA and an LLB from the Australian
National University, a M.Com from the University of Sydney
and an LLM from Cornell University. Dilan has also studied
at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University
as a visiting student. Prior to becoming an academic Dilan
was a lawyer with the Attorney-General’s Department
and the Australian Government Solicitor in Canberra.
Tian (Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney)
Dr George Yijun Tian is a current lecturer at the UTS Law
School, and a postdoctoral research associate at the cyberspace
law and policy center at the UNSW Law School. He is also a
research fellow of the center for IP studies at the China
University of Political Science and Law.
George was previously a consultant in the Economic and Social
Analysis Unit at the United Nations International Labour Organisation,
and was a project coordinator of the Commercial Dispute and
Litigation Department at the Clayton Utz, Sydney. He has been
a visiting scholar at the University of Washington Law School,
and a summer research associate of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School in 2005.
He has research and teaching interests in Intellection Property,
anti-trust law, digital law, technology transfer law, and
online investment regulation.
His book Re-thinking
Intellectual Property: The Political Economy of Copyright
Protection in the Digital Era, has recently been published
by Routledge-Cavendish, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, 2009.
(Law Department, Copenhagen Business School)
Jan Trzaskowski is Associate Professor at the Law Department
of Copenhagen Business School and co-founder of Creative Commons
Denmark. Jan has completed a Ph.D. in the area of cross-border
law enforcement and the Internet. As author, photographer
and publisher he experiments with business models that include
freely available information on the Internet. His publishing
company (Ex Tuto Publishing) leave all rights with the authors.
The company assists the authors if they choose simultaneous
publication on the Internet – preferably under a Creative
Commons License. More information is available at www.legalriskmanagement.com.
Vaile (Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, Faculty of Law, University
David Vaile became the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre's
first executive director in 2002. He coordinates the Centre's
support for ARC research projects such as Unlocking IP, Interpreting
Privacy Principles and Regulating Online Investing, helps
develop new projects, runs intern pr0grams, and teaches Cyberspace
Law, Law in the Information Age, and Advanced Legal Research.
His background in law, IT and communications includes medical
record systems (JAM Software), legal research (Legal Aid NSW),
data protection (Privacy Commissioner's Office), pro bono,
public interest and test case litigation (Public Interest
Advocacy Centre), co-founding a pre-Internet-but-still-running
virtual community for advocates ('First Class Law', with the
Law Foundation of NSW and NACLC), database development, organisational
governance, and online professional education.
His research interests in cyberspace law and policy include
privacy and data protection, IT security and risk management,
online jurisdiction, copyright and digital intellectual property,
e-health, virtual communities and user-centred design. He
is also a past member of the Information Security World Advisory
Board, chair of a statewide community legal service, and is
currently on the board of the Australian Privacy Foundation
and assists AustLII stakeholder liaison.
Waladan (Minter Ellison Lawyers, Sydney)
Sarah Waladan is a lawyer in the intellectual property group
at Minter Ellison Lawyers in Sydney where her practice includes
advising clients in the education, cultural and media sectors
on all aspects of copyright law and policy.
Prior to this, Sarah has worked in a number of roles including
as in-house lawyer at the Australian Film Commission, and
as Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA)
and Copyright Adviser to the Australian Libraries' Copyright
Committee (ALCC). In those roles she has been involved in
representing the educational and cultural sectors and consumers
before various Government and Parliamentary inquiries including
in relation to the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 and the Australia
US Fair Trade Agreement Implementation Bill 2004.
Sarah has spoken regularly on copyright issues and has tutored
in intellectual property at the Australian National University.
(Vice President, Wikimedia Australia)
Liam is the vice-president of Wikimedia
Australia and is the current UNSW university medallist
in history for his thesis "The Academic Lineage of Wikipedia:
connections and disconnections in the theory and practice
of history". This showed the similarities between academic
and Wikipedian debates about the theory of knowledge and how
these two groups must learn from each other's experience.
Liam has recently spoken at the NSW English Teacher's association
conference on Wikipedia in the classroom and the Linux Australia
conference on historical methods of restricting access to
knowledge. He is also the multimedia co-ordinator of The
Dictionary of Sydney where he is responsible for the creation
and management of copyright agreements with all major Australian
Xie (Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Lin Xie commenced her postgraduate research in 2007, as a
PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of
Hong Kong. Her main research interests cover intellectual
property law, cyberspace law, and her research currently focuses
on the digital copyright issues related to liability of Online
Services Providers. Lin Xie has published and presented papers
concerning internet file-sharing technology, e.g. Peer to
Peer. She finished her LLB degree in China with a total GPA
ranked fourth out of 204 students. And she is a member of
PRC Bar Association.