Informed by her early career as an information technology consultant, Rebecca's
research focuses on the regulation of computing industries, the internet and emerging
technologies, with an emphasis on copyright law. Her book Code Wars (Edward Elgar, 2011, recounts the legal and technological history of the first decade of
the P2P file sharing era, focusing on the innovative and anarchic ways in which P2P
technologies evolved in response to decisions reached by courts with regard to their
predecessors. The book develops a compelling new theory to explain why a decade of
ostensibly successful litigation failed to reduce the number, variety or availability of
P2P file sharing applications – and highlights ways the law might need to change if it is
to have any meaningful effect in future. 

Rebecca sits on the Board of the Australian Digital Alliance, is a regular co-host of the
Geek Club radio segment on ABC Melbourne's 'Drive' program and is a member
of Monash University's law faculty. She holds a first class honours degree in law, a
PhD in copyright law, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. During 2011 Rebecca
was the Kernochan Center Visiting International Intellectual Property Scholar at Columbia
Law School in New York, and in 2013 she visited CEIPI at Université de Strasbourg and was
a Senior Visiting Scholar at Berkeley Law School. She remains one of the Berkeley Center
for Law & Technology's affiliated Faculty. 


Code Wars: 10 years of P2P file sharing litigation (2011)


Code Wars recounts the legal and technological history of the first decade of...


Journal Articles


Evaluating Graduated Response, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2014)

It has been more than three years since the first countries began implementing 'graduated responses',...



When ISPs Become Copyright Police, IEEE Internet Computing (2014)


Was the High Court in iiNet right to be chary of a common law graduated response?, Media and Arts Law Review (2013)

In 2008, a group of 34 television and movie companies instituted litigation seeking to prove...



Australia's High Court rules on ISP's liability for user infringements, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2012)

This paper provides a brief summary of the Australian iiNet litigation, which sought to hold...



On the (new) New Zealand graduated response law (and why it’s unlikely to achieve its aims), Telecommunications Journal of Australia (2012)

In 2011 New Zealand controversially introduced a “three strikes” graduated response law. Under this law,...


Popular Press


Why copyright law needs fixing, Australian Financial Review (2012)


Kazaa Pays $151m, The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald (2006)

Public Submissions


Submission to the ALRC's Review of Australian Copyright Exceptions (2012)

This submission addresses issues relating to time-shifting, cloud computing and flexible exceptions.


Presentations & Media


ABC 774 Radio debate: That technology is ruining our lives (with Rafael Epstein and Lawrence Mooney) (2012)

ABC 774 Radio Debate - that technology is ruining our lives. Lawrence Mooney for the...



Rebecca Giblin's PGP key (2013)

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