Canberra, Thursday 15 December, 2016: The Australian Digital Forum is holding a copyright forum on 24 February at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Two new guest speakers have been announced:
- Karen Chester, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission. Karen has worked as a key economic adviser in both the public and private sectors and is one of the Commissioners responsible for the PC's soon-to-be-released Intellectual Property Inquiry; and
- Bill Patry, one of the US's foremost copyright experts, who has advised the US House of Representatives and Register of Copyright, written dozens of works on copyright and copyright reform, and is currently a Senior Copyright Counsel at Google.
They join the other speakers including Professor Patricia Aufderheide, Professor Sean Flynn, Professor Michael Geist, Dr Rebecca Giblin, Professor Peter Jaszi, Heesob Nam, Dr Nicolas Suzor, Dr Kylie Pappalardo, and Kimberlee Weatherall to discuss the role of fair use, flexibility and exceptions for creativity in the copyright ecosystem.
The draft program for the Forum is now available.
The ADA will be hosting the launch of a new work from ANU Press: What if we could reimagine Copyright? edited by Dr Rebecca Giblin and Kimberlee Weatherall. The launch will also serve as pre-conference social drinks.