ADA Forum Keynotes announced: NZ Judge David Harvey and Associate Professor Matthew Sag

We’re thrilled to have two great keynotes lined up for the 2013 ADA copyright forum, ‘Embracing the Digital Economy: creative copyright for a creative nation’, in New Zealand internet law expert and District Court Judge David Harvey, and respected copyright academic Associate Professor Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

New Zealand District Court Judge David Harvey

District Court Judge David Harvey has literally written the book on internet law in New Zealand, and is considered one the foremost experts on internet law and copyright-related issues in the NZ judiciary. He’s a sought after commentator and keynote speaker on the impacts of the internet on copyright law and other legal areas, as well as attempts to monitor and govern it, and has written extensively in the field of law and technology. In 2012 Judge Harvey made news around the world when he decided to step aside from hearing the Kim Dotcom extradition case, after making comments critical of the US at an internet conference in reference to their proposed IP chapter in theĀ Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Judge Harvey was Chair of the Copyright Tribunal in New Zealand from 2002 – 2007, and is consultant editor for Butterworths “Electronic Business and Technology Law” as well as a member of the Editorial Board for Butterworths “Technology Law Forum”. He is a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, teaching Law and Information Technology. His book on NZ internet law, internet.law.nz-selected issues is now in its third edition, and he has also written two books on non-legal topics: “Dragon Smoke and Magic Song” (1984) a collection of children’s stories, and “The Song of Middle-earth – J.R.R. Tolkien’s Themes, Symbols and Myths” (1985), an academic study of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.

At the 2013 ADA Forum, Judge Harvey will be talking about “Collisions in the Digital Paradigm – Information Rights and Copy Rights.”

Associate Professor Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Associate Professor Matthew Sag is widely known for his work on the intersection between law and technology and law and economics. Considered an expert in copyright law and fair use, his research into the predictability of fair use has been cited by the Australian Law Reform Commission as part of their ongoing Inquiry into Copyright Law and the Digital Economy.

Currently Associate Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a visiting scholar at Melbourne University Law School, Professor Sag has also taught at DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Virginia. Prior to his academic career, Professor Sag practiced as an intellectual property lawyer in the United Kingdom with Arnold & Porter and in Silicon Valley, California with Skadden, Arps. He earned his law degree with honors from the Australian National University and clerked for Justice Paul Finn of the Federal Court of Australia.

Professor Sag’s work have been published in leading journals such as the California Law Review, the Northwestern Review and the Georgetown Law Journal and his research into copyright and fair use cited in academic works, judicial opinions and government reports.

At the 2013 ADA forum, Professor Sag will be talking about his research into the predictability of fair use.

About the 2013 ADA forum:

The 2013 ADA forum considers how Australia’s copyright framework fits within the ‘digital world’, in the context of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy. For a full line up of speakers and more information about the forum (including how to purchase your tickets!), click here.