Intellectual property

Report

09 Jun 2017

In 2007, CCIA released a report prepared by Capital Trade that was the first comprehensive study quantifying the U.S. economic contribution of industries relying on fair use and related legal provisions. The current report is the third update of the...

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Presentation

24 Feb 2017

The Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission presented this speech on copyright and fair use to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum.

Introduction

Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s...

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Book

05 Jan 2017

Overview

What if we could start with a blank slate, and write ourselves a brand new copyright system? What if we could design a law, from scratch, unconstrained by existing treaty obligations, business models and questions of political feasibility? Would we opt for...

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Research report

20 Dec 2016

Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements fall short in many ways and improvement is needed across the spectrum of IP rights.

IP arrangements need to ensure that creators and inventors are rewarded for their efforts, but in doing so they must: − foster creative endeavour and...

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

These are the official New Zealand Government guidelines to provide clarity on how government agencies can make their software open source.

Government agencies invest significantly in software development and often own the copyright in the software that they develop or that is developed...

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Book

30 Jun 2016

This book argues that we should adopt an instrumentalist approach to intellectual property and reject a proprietarian approach – an approach which emphasises the connection between labour and property rights.

Overview

Are intellectual property rights like other...

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Research report

15 Jun 2016

The disruptive potential of digital technologies has become a hot topic in recent years. There are calls for governments to add or remove regulations, invest in digital start ups, and protect the jobs of workers threatened by new ways of doing business. This research paper reviews and interprets...

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Research report

29 Apr 2016

Main key points

  • Intellectual property (IP) arrangements need to balance the interests of rights holders with users. IP arrangements should:
    • encourage investment in IP that would not otherwise occur
    • provide the minimum incentives necessary to
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Research report

14 Apr 2016

It has been a year of growth for IP rights in Australia and demand grew across all four IP rights last year, in line with global trends. In 2015, patent applications grew by 10 per cent, trade marks by 14 per cent (the best growth in a decade), design applications were the highest for any single...

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Discussion paper

07 Oct 2015

Background

Australia provides statutory protection for intellectual property through patents, trade marks, geographical indications, registered designs, plant breeders’ rights, copyright, moral rights, performers’ rights and circuit layout rights. Current laws are...

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Commentary

Article

06 Oct 2015

Australia gained some last-minute concessions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. But this is still the wrong way to manage our international trade and investment

The announcement of an agreed text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, brings to...

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Research report

25 Jun 2015

This report argues that that Australia's current process for treaty-making falls short on a number of counts, and recommends changes.

Foreword

As this report on Australia's treaty-making process was being finalised the China- Australia Free Trade Agreement—a major...

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Research report

29 Apr 2015

Overview and key findings

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has identified four classes of copyright industries:

  • Core – industries that exist only because of copyright and are primarily involved in the creation, manufacture, production,
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Research report

27 Apr 2015

The Australian Intellectual Property Report is now in its third edition. The purpose of the report is to promote awareness and deliver the latest IP statistics. This report provides a collation of data and information about IP in Australia, and internationally, and how Australia compares against...

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Research report

04 Dec 2014

Discusses the emergence through trade and investment agreements of a changed approach to the objectives of intellectual property protection, and the challenges that approach presents for knowledge-based and innovation development of New Zealand interests.

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Video lecture/presentation

02 Dec 2014

Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process?

In this talk Jessica Silbey -- Professor at Suffolk University Law School -- discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property...

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Research report

06 Oct 2014

This report serves as an overview of the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) produced by IP Australia. The IPGOD provides a comprehensive, flexible and reliable dataset that is both of value to IP researchers and professionals, and will be used to support the development and...

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Research report

01 May 2014

This report provides a collation of data and information about IP in Australia, where Australia sits in the global IP system, and how Australia measures up against other countries. The report focuses on the latest developments and evidence on IP, but includes a short introduction to each right...

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Research report

16 Oct 2013

This report provides a collation of data and information about the IP system in Australia, where Australia sits in the global IP system, and how it measures up against other countries. It is the first in a regular series of publications about the IP system. Future editions will:

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Journal article

09 Aug 2013

Abstract

The use of software is ubiquitous in the creation of many copyright works, yet the requirement in copyright law that every work have a human author who engages in independent intellectual effort means that its use may prevent copyright subsistence. Several recent...

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