The recent 'Copyright Law and Creative Industries Symposium' brought together legal scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, creative artists, and new media and digital technologies theorists to consider the origins of copyright law, policy and practice.
Hosted by Professor Matthew Rimmer, Director of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, the symposium explored how copyright law has affected a range of cultural practitioners, the spectrum of creative industries, and included an analysis of litigation over copyright law and musical works – in light of the Blurred Lines decision.
The extent to which Australian copyright law has kept up with new information technologies and digital media was also a focal point of the symposium, as was the consideration of whether our copyright laws are fit for purpose given new developments in 3D printing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Watch all the sessions below, or visit the Law Research playlist.
1. Covert and Overt Plagiarism: On Poetry and Theft - Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt and Dr Ella Jeffery
2. The Exploitation of Art and Culture and the Law - Stephanie Parkin
3. Find the Cost of Freedom – Balancing Rights in a World Out of Balance - Dr John Willsteed
4. ‘Don’t let this Flop’: TikTok Creators’ Strategic Improprieties - D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye and Dr Crystal Abidin
5. Open GLAM: Copyright Law, 3D Printing, and Cultural Heritage - Professor Matthew Rimmer
6. Creativity, Culture, Copyright and COVID-19 - Elliott Bledsoe
7. Copyright and the Right to Repair - Professor Leanne Wiseman and Dr Kanchana Kariyawasam
8. The Right to Repair in Australia: Patent Law and 3D Printing in a Circular Economy - Professor Matthew Rimmer
9. Riddles Wrapped in Enigmas within Mysteries: AI, Secrets, Online Games and Copyright - Dr Bruce Arnold
10. GPT-3 – Copyright Law and Power - Dr Michael Guihot
11. Lady Ada: Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries, Intellectual Property, and Open Source Hardware - Professor Matthew Rimmer