My research focuses on intellectual property law, with a particular interest in
copyright in digital environments, the impact of free trade agreements on intellectual
property law, and, at a more general level, the role of 'outsiders'
(competitors, NGOs, and just about anyone else) in defining the scope of IP rights
generally and particular rights like patents and trade marks. 

Copyright

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TPP –Section-by-Section Analysis of the Copyright Provisions (August 30 2013 Leaked Text) (2013)

This paper analyses the copyright provisions of the leaked 30 August 2013 text of the...

 

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Providing Services to Copyright Infringers: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd (with Robert Burrell), Sydney Law Review (2011)

In Roadshow Films v iiNet the Australian High Court will consider whether an Internet Service...

 

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Of Copyright Bureaucracies and Incoherence: Stepping Back from Australia's Recent Copyright Reforms, Melbourne University Law Review (2007)

Australia's recent copyright reforms show a marked 'bureaucratic' tendency. In this article, the author seeks...

 

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Submission: Draft Guidelines on the Infringement Notices and Forfeiture of Infringing Copies and Devices Scheme, Copyright Amendment Regulations 2006 (2007)

Submission on the Draft Guidelines for the infringement Notices and Forfeiture of Infringing Copies and...

 

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Exporting Controversy? Reactions to the Copyright Provisions of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Lessons for US Trade Policy (with Robert G. Burrell), TC Beirne School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2007)

This paper uses a case study to argue that US bilateral trade policy is failing...

 

Patent

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Filing and Settlement of Patent Disputes in the Australian Federal Court, 1995-2005 (with Fiona Rotstein), Intellectual Property Forum (2007)

This article explores the filing and settlement of patent cases in Australia. Patent litigation is...

 

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An empirical investigation into patent enforcement in Australian courts (with Paul H. Jensen), Federal Law Review (2005)

The effectiveness of patent protection depends not only on the existence of patent laws "on...

 

Intellectual Property and International Trade

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TPP – Australian Section-by-Section Analysis of the Enforcement Provisions of the August Leaked Draft (2013)

This paper analyses the leaked 30 August 2013 text of the TPP IP Chapter from...

 

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TPP –Section-by-Section Analysis of the Copyright Provisions (August 30 2013 Leaked Text) (2013)

This paper analyses the copyright provisions of the leaked 30 August 2013 text of the...

 

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Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (2012)

Independent submission to JSCOT Inquiry into ACTA. Considers whether Australia should ratify ACTA, and in...

 

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Intellectual Property in ACTA and the TPP: Lessons Not Learned (2011)

In this paper I am interested in what ACTA as it emerged from the negotiating...

 

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An Australian Analysis of the February 2011 Leaked US TPPA IP Chapter Text - copyright and enforcement (2011)

This document is a summary table of the copyright and enforcement provisions of the (leaked)...

 

Law and the Internet

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Providing Services to Copyright Infringers: Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd (with Robert Burrell), Sydney Law Review (2011)

In Roadshow Films v iiNet the Australian High Court will consider whether an Internet Service...

 

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Submission to the ALRC National Classification Review (2011)

This submission addresses online censorship in Australia. It was made to the Australian Law Reform...

 

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Can Substantive Law Harmonisation and Technology Provide Genuine Alternatives to Conflicts Rules in Intellectual Property?, Media and Arts Law Review (2006)

This article investigates whether there could be practical alternatives to relying on private international law...

 

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Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 (2006)

This Senate Inquiry submission addresses the expansion of criminal liability for copyright infringement and the...

 

Trademark

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Trade mark and counterfeit litigation in Australia (with Paul H. Jensen and Jason Bosland), Intellectual Property Quarterly (2006)

The effectiveness of trade mark protection depends on the enforceability of rights. However, little is...