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About Dr Rebecca Giblin

Dr Rebecca Giblin is an Associate Professor within Monash University's Law Faculty. During 2011 she was the Kernochan Visiting International Intellectual Property Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York, and in 2013 a Senior Visiting Scholar in residence at Berkeley Law School. Dr Giblin is the author of Code Wars (Edward Elgar, 2011), co-editor (with Professor Kimberlee Weatherall) of What if we could reimagine copyright? and has published numerous other research works. She has been invited to speak publicly on matters spanning copyright law, access to knowledge (A2K) and regulation of emerging technologies across five continents. She is currently the lead Chief Investigator of a $680,204 ARC Linkage Project studying the legal and social impacts of library elending, with a team of legal, social and data science researchers and eight library partners. Most of her research is available open access for full text download. She sits on the Board of the Australian Digital Alliance, a non-profit organisation seeking public interest-furthering copyright reform on behalf of a membership of libraries, schools, universities, cultural organisations, technology companies, consumer organisations and individuals. Dr Giblin tweets on tech law, IP & related issues @rgibli


Present LLB(Hons), PhD, GCHE, Monash University
Kernochan Visiting International Intellectual Property Scholar (2011), Columbia University



Research Interests

Copyright, Contract law, Information technology, and Technology regulation

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  • Copyright & Designs Law
  • Advanced Copyright: Global Law & Policy
  • Current Issues in Copyright (Masters)
  • Contract Law