Seminar – LawTechTalk

UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and Linux Australia

invite you to a free seminar
one of the 2007 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series


The Democratic Deficit in Copyright Law: A Legislative Proposal


Maureen O'Sullivan, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway


Wednesday 25 July 2007


1:00 to 2:00 pm, including time for questions


Room 101, first floor
Faculty of Law building
UNSW lower campus (near Roundhouse), Kensington, Sydney



This talk by visiting international IP researcher Maureen O'Sullivan considered issues in Free/Libre and/or Open Source Software (FLOSS) licensing, particularly as manifest in the recently finalised GPL v3 and their impact on Spanish-speaking or civil code countries, and her proposal for an international standard law to help free software licenses work the same in all users' countries.

(For a discussion of earlier drafts of the proposal, see

Slides for this talk: [PDF] Audio, 60MB: [WAV]

  About the Speaker:

Maureen O'Sullivan is a lecturer in law, based at National University of Ireland, Galway. Maureen's research and teaching interests span intellectual property in the digital age, including FLOSS and Creative Commons licensing, patents and genetically modified organisms, Information Society policy making, especially in Spain and Latin America, and theoretical approaches to intellectual property.


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