ADA Forum 2017: Sydney and Melbourne events

Not able to make it to Canberra for the Forum? Check out the opportunities to see our speakers in Melbourne and Sydney below. More events will be announced over the coming weeks.

Note: these events are hosted by various parties and are not formal satellite events of the ADA Forum.

 

Melbourne

Fair Use: Myth v Reality for Creators

Monday 13 February 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
ACMIx, The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre building, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank (map)
Free event - RSVP (a ticket is not required to attend this event)

Presented by acmi X and the Australian Digital Alliance

The Australian Productivity Commission's recent recommendations have made fair use a hot topic for Australia's creative and cultural communities. But what is fair use, and what does it mean for creators? Is copying without permission ever ok, and should it be? How does copyright impact your creative practice?

Bringing together Australian experts with thought leaders on copyright and creativity from the US, where fair use already plays a major part in the creative process, this event aims to unpack some of the myths and explore the experiences of creators working both with and without fair use. Particularly relevant for remix artists, documentarians, multimedia designers, journalists, playwrights, musicians, and anyone else who uses existing material as part of their creative practice.

Featuring:

Professor Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, American University and Fulbright Scholar 2017

Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University

Andrew Garton, filmmaker, musician and Adjunct Industry Fellow, Media and Communication, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Rebecca Giblin, Monash University

 

Sydney

Fair use for libraries & archives - part of the ALIA Information Online program

Friday 17 February 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
UTS Moot Court Ground Floor, UTS Law Faculty (Building 5B Room 1.02) University of Technology, Sydney Quay Street Haymarket Sydney (http://maps.uts.edu.au/map.cfm)
Free event - Register by following this link.

In its recent IP report, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt a fair use exception, in part because of the benefits it would provide for libraries and archives. This session brings together high profile local and world-renowned international experts to answer frequently asked questions about fair use, including:

  • Why do Australian libraries and archives need fair use?
  • How will it change the way we do things?
  • How will it help our clients?

Attend this session and be part of the global discussion.

Featuring:

Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University

Meredith Jacob, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University

Jessica Coates, Copyright and Policy Adviser, Australian Library and Copyright Committee

Facilitated by: Derek Whitehead, Chair, Australian Digital Alliance

 

Fair use for education - part of the ALIA Information Online program

Friday 17 February 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
UTS Moot Court Ground Floor, UTS Law Faculty (Building 5B Room 1.02) University of Technology, Sydney Quay Street Haymarket Sydney http://maps.uts.edu.au/map.cfm
Free event - Register by following this link.

In its recent IP report, the Productivity Commission has recommended that Australia adopt a fair use exception, in part because of the benefits it would provide for educational institutions. This session brings together local and international experts to answer frequently asked questions about libraries and fair use, including:

  • Do schools and universities need fair use?
  • How would it affect the statutory licence?
  • Why do we need fair use when we have OER?

Featuring:

Professor Michael Geist, Chair of Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

Meredith Jacob, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University

Delia Browne, National Copyright Unit, Copyright Advisory Group to COAG Education Council

Anne Flahvin of Baker and McKenzie representing Universities Australia

Robin Wright, Copyright Manager, Swinburne University of Technology and Project Lead, Open Education Licensing

 

CAMLA seminar: Fair Use, Flexibility, Innovation and Creativity

Wednesday 22 February, 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start (followed by drinks and canapés)
Clayton Utz, Level 15, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney

Paid ticket required - register by following this link.

The Productivity Commission’s IP report has once again brought fair use and flexibility to the fore in the Australian copyright debate. The PC says it is important for productivity and innovation, others say it means uncertainty for creators. This is a rare opportunity to hear the world’s leading experts on fair use to discuss how it works in practice, what it would mean for Australians, and why there is a global trend towards more flexibility in copyright.

Our distinguished panel:

Professor Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor, School of Communication, American University and Fulbright Scholar 2017
Professor Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Professorial Lecturer in Residence, American University
Professor Michael Geist, Chair of Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa
Professor Peter Jaszi, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Bill Patry, Author of Patry on Copyright (the definitive eight volume treatise on US Copyright law) and Senior Copyright Counsel, Google

The seminar will be moderated by Tim Webb, partner, Clayton Utz

 

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