The Limits of Copyright Conference

The emergence of the information economy has brought new issues to the attention of copyright creators, consumers, policy makers, practitioners and academics. This conference explored the limits of copyright in the context of these technological, legal and economic changes. In exploring the Limits of Copyright, the conference considered questions such as:

What is the nature of the copyright work?
How are the boundaries of the work determined?
What defines the copyright work in the digital age?
How should copyright law set boundaries around the work?
How will the copyright defences operate in relation to digital works?
To what extent can the owners and users of copyright works 'contract out' of the legal requirements of copyright law?
How does competition policy affect copryight?


Speakers and topics:
Libby Baulch, Executive Officer and Principal Legal Officer, Australian Copyright Council,Contracting-out of the Copyright Defences
Brett Cottle, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd,Competition and Market Developments as Limits on Copyright in the Music Industry
Prof Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of Information Law and Copyright Law, University of Amsterdam and Co-Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, A Shopping List of Limitations: Harmonisation of Copyright Law, European Style
Sir Anthony Mason, Chancellor, University of New South Wales and National Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Subject Matter and the Limits of Copyright
Assoc Prof Jill McKeough, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and Member, Intellectual Property Competition Review Committee, Sense and Sensibility: The Work of the Intellectual Property Competition Review Committee 
Prof Sam Ricketson, Faculty of Law, Monash University, The Old Three-step Test: Adapting an Old Routine for a New Era
Warwick Rothnie, Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Copyright Infringement and the Limits of Copyright
Dr Brad Sherman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Griffith University, The Nature of the Copyright Work