Intellectual property


20 Dec 2018

First Nations art and craft is not simply a collection of design elements in some artistic media presentation. They are in fact a representation of cultural songlines. Art is therefore integral to the cultural identity, stories and history of First Nations peoples. It is about...

Discussion paper

23 Nov 2018

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released this issues paper on the Copyright Act review, signalling the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime.


29 Oct 2018

The Territory Government has released this screen industry development plan, presenting a vision and plan to create more jobs and increase the sustainability and success of local screen businesses. Developed in consultation with the NT screen industry, the three-year plan provides a framework to support...

Discussion paper

8 Oct 2018

This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA).


24 Sep 2018

For at least a decade and a half, Chinese hackers have conducted a widespread campaign of industrial cyber espionage, targeting private sector companies in an effort to steal intellectual property, trade secrets and other information that could help China become economically more competitive.


Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Discussion paper

25 Jun 2018

This discussion document contains proposals to change the fees for patent and trade mark services provided by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ).

Discussion paper

28 Mar 2018

This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

The liability of internet intermediaries, particularly Internet Service Providers, for the unlawful online actions of third party users is a persistent theme and problem of cyberlaw. This article identifies and analyses the limits on the new statutory jurisdiction to grant no-fault injunctions.


30 Aug 2017

This strategy document outlines IP Australia's aim of creating a secure environment for investment in innovation, enabling firms to build brand value and business knowledge, and encouraging the disclosure of inventions and the transfer of knowledge and technology.


25 Aug 2017

This Australian government response document supports a number of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations and acknowledges the importance of further consultation with stakeholders on future copyright reforms.


9 Jun 2017

This report examines the U.S. economic contribution of industries relying on fair use and related legal provisions.


25 Apr 2017

This report focuses on the data related to IP in Australia, with discussion of the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry and a side report on University-Industry Collaboration.


24 Feb 2017

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


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


5 Jan 2017


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...


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...


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 for...


14 Jul 2016

This resource provides an update of key advocacy and policy issues of interest to the research library community in Canada and in the US from April 1 through July 14, 2016.

Topics covered include copyright and IP, open and public access policies, net neutrality...


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.


Are intellectual property rights like other property rights? More and more...


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...



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