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Unlocking IP 2009 Conference
"National and Global Dimensions of the Public Domain"

SPEAKERS (by surname)

Ben 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.

Libby 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.

Ben 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 quantification methodologies.

Elliott 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

Catherine 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.

Delia 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.

Louise 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.

Sophia 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 Chung (AustLII)

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.

Roger 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

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).

Jessica Coates (Creative Commons Clinic, Queensland University of Technology)

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 , Unlocking 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.

James Dalziel (Macquarie E-Learning Centre of Excellence, Macquarie University, Sydney)

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.

Anne Fitzgerald (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)

Professor 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 and Legal 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 Queensland Bar.

Brian 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 Harvard University.

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.

Alexandra George (Faculty 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.

Graham 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.

Michael Handler (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, 2009-11).

Neale Hooper (Queensland Crown Law Office; Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)

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 law programs.

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 inception.

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 program.

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Brianna Laugher (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 and advocate.

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 and has spoken at numerous events including the international Wikimania conference (2007, 2008) and the Australian Computers in Education conference (2008).

Raena Lea 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 Centre.

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 years.

Jeremy 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 Forum.

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 (SBS)

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.

Susan Murray-Smith (Digital Initiatives & Sydney University Press)

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.

Luigi 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 property.

Kylie Pappalardo (OAK Law Project, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology)

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).

Abi 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 House 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.

Waltraut 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.

Laura Simes (Australian Digital Alliance; Australian Libraries Copyright Committee)

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 law.

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.

Dilan 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.

George 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.

Jan Trzaskowski (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

David Vaile (Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, Faculty of Law, University of NSW)

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.

Sarah 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.

Liam Wyatt (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 cultural institutions.

Lin 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.


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