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IPSANZ Conference

In Events on 1 April 2012 at 15:01

For the diaries: this year the IPSANZ Annual Conference is being held from 7 – 9 September 2012 at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne.

Info here:


ALRC Copyright – Draft Terms of Reference

In Copyright, Law Reform on 1 April 2012 at 14:48

The draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s forthcoming inquiry into copyright in the digital environment have been released. See announcement here:

In summary, it’s proposed that the ALRC look into whether extra exceptions are needed to:

  • “facilitate legitimate use of copyright works to create and deliver new products and services of public benefit; and
  • allow legitimate non-commercial use of copyright works for uses on the internet such as social networking.”

Send comments on the draft to Submissions to the Attorney-General’s Department via email at by 27 April (you can spend the previous day – World IP Day – writing them!)

Coming soon: World Intellectual Property Day – 26 April!

In Events, WIPO on 1 April 2012 at 14:34

Each year, WIPO helpfully publishes a list of suggested activities to celebrate World IP Day. IPista’s favourite? “Set up booths in the street, at airports, etc., informing the public about IP and the role it plays in their daily lives.”

See the rest of the list here:


In Uncategorized on 31 March 2012 at 18:18

This is a new blog covering intellectual property law developments from an Australian perspective.