About the conference
Digital copyright issues have particular application
to the software licensing area. A number of recent developments
and trends have made this a more complex legal terrain.
This short Continuing Legal Education conference is an
update on these developments for lawyers, in-house legal
counsel and senior executives responsible for advising
on purchasing, development and risk management in the
software licensing and related digital copyright areas.
Over a half day it will cover a range of topical areas:
- The impact of the new parallel importation regime
on software licensing
- Copyright in databases after the High Court's Telstra
v. DTMS decision.
- Challenges in dealing with the choice between "Open
Source" and "proprietary" (sometimes
called "lock in") software
- Hybrid licensing situations: when "Open Source"
and "proprietary" software can and can't
- S.47B, "normal use", Sony v Stevens
and other copyright issues
(Due to the ongoing nature of the Digital Agenda review,
we are not covering possible changes to the Digital
Agenda Act until recommendations or changes are introduced
MCLE Units: half day, 3 units.
Thursday 5 December 2003 - Morning
9:00 am Introduction from the chair,
David Vaile, executive director of the Centre
9:10 am Impact of parallel import regime on software
Derek Neve, partner in the Intellectual Property Group,
Baker and McKenzie
Challenges and opportunities thrown up by the new parallel
import regime for software and other digital assets.
9:55 Copyright in databases after Telstra v.
DTMS in High Court
Libby Baulch, chief executive, Australian
The recent Telstra v. DTMS case has implications
for copyright over content in digital databases, with
potential to affect a wide range of participants in e-commerce
10:40 Morning Tea
11:00 Challenges of working with 'Open Source'
and 'Lock In' software
Brendan Scott, director, Open Source Law
- Why open source? Some examples of Open Source licences
- Open Standards
- Issues with Open Source adoption
11:45 S.47B, 'normal use', Sony v Stevens
senior lawyer in the Intellectual Property Group,
Baker and McKenzie
A range of digital copyright issues affected by recent
cases and developments.
12:30 pm Close
Date: 5 December 2003, morning
Venue: Grace Hotel, 77 York Street (corner King Street)
Half Day - $352.00. GST Inclusive
Course fees include tuition, materials, and refreshments.
Postgraduate or undergraduate students, the
unemployed, and community legal centre staff will receive
a 25% discount on the normal fee charged for attending
the event. Please indicate on the forms or during registration
your status, and attach documentation.
Payment options accepted include Mastercard, Visa and
Bankcard and cheques to be made out to "CLE".
This is one of four short events over two days. You can
registerfor one or more of these as CLE using one of the
Download and print the Registration
form [PDF], fill out the relevant details and
send it into CLE.
Please address the mail to:
Faculty of Law, UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Or fax to (02) 9385 1155. (Note new
fax number - the one on the printed form is incorrect.)
Send an email to CLE (cle [at] unsw.edu.au),
and include in the subject line 'Software Licensing'.
Please include the following details in the body of
- Your Title and Name
- Firm or Organisation
- Payment details
- Type of Credit Card <Mastercard, Visa or
- Card Number
- Expiry Date
- Cardholder's name
Call Robyn or Lisa at NSW CLE office on (02) 9385 2267
or (02) 9385 2195 and book by phone.
NB: For queries about the event's content, contact David
on (02) 9385 3589 or Bridget on (02) 9385 3777.
For queries about enrolment in the LAWS 5238 postgraduate
course which includes this conference, see the course
page and Kerrie Daley.
– The CLE programme is an important link between the Law
School at UNSW and the professional community. The programme
consists of a series of quality short courses assisting
lawyers, accountants, financial planners, executives and
other professionals whose work demands up-to-date knowledge
of, and skills in, the relevant areas.
Mandatory CLE Units – NSW solicitors who find
our programmes relevant to their immediate or long term
needs in relation to their professional development and
practice of law may claim MCLE units for their attendance
at the seminars.
Postgraduate Credit - this conference
can be combined with three others and a research essay
to form part of LAWS 5238 a postgraduate elective course
worth 4 units. See the Course
About the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre -
The centre, established within the Faculty of Law at UNSW,
provides a focus for research, public interest advocacy
and education on issues of law and policy concerning digital
transactions in cyberspace. Baker & McKenzie (http://www.bakernet.com)
are the founding supporters of the Centre.
About the Cyberspace
Law and Policy Series - The Centre is hosting
a series of events examining the public interest in cyberspace
legal and policy issues, and some practical workshops
on related legal procedure. The series includes both Continuing
Legal Education conferences and workshops, and Symposia
which bring together policy makers and legal and technical
experts for round table discussions.