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2018.07.03 - IPIL Symposium - The Economics of Creativity

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QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Please join the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Program and the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) for a symposium to explore ‘The Economics of Creativity’. Many of Australia’s artists and creators struggle to make money from their work. Content intermediaries claim that Australian creators are losing out from copyright infringement and a weak copyright system. At the same time, Australian consumers complain that it is difficult to gain access to content that is timely, lawful and affordable. This event brings together experts from law, creative industries and economics to explore ‘The Economics of Creativity’. In the digital age, how is creative work financed and how can it be profitable? How are global media markets managed, and how can our legal system help or hinder cultural production?

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Professor Ruth Towse
Ruth Towse is Professor of Economics of Creative Industries and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management. She is also Professor Emerita of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ruth's main area of expertise is in cultural economics with special reference to the economics artists’ labour markets and copyright in the cultural industries. She has published widely in academic journals in these fields and has authored several books, as well as editing several major collections. Her latest books are a Handbook of the Digital Creative Economy, 2013 (edited with Christian Handke) and Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics (2014).

Dr Kevin Sanson
Dr Kevin Sanson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at QUT, and a Chief Investigator at QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. Additionally, he is a co-founder of Media Industries, a global, peer-reviewed, open access journal for critical media industries research. He currently serves as the journal’s managing editor. Previously, Kevin was the Research Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current work examines how the spatial dynamics of screen media production are transforming working conditions and practices in global production hubs.

Professor David Throsby AO
Professor David Throsby AO is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University. He is internationally known for his work as an economist with specialist interests in the economics of the arts and culture. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. David's research interests include the role of culture in economic development, the economic situation of individual artists, the economics of the performing arts, the creative industries, the economics of heritage and the relationship between cultural and economic policy. David was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community as a leading cultural economist, the promotion and preservation of Australian arts and heritage, and tertiary education.

Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor
Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor researches the regulation of networked society. He is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in the Law School at QUT and a Chief Investigator of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. His research examines the governance of the internet and social networks, the peer economy, digital copyright, and knowledge commons. Nic teaches intellectual property and technology law, and in 2016 he was awarded QUT’s David Gardiner Teacher of the Year medal for his engaging and innovative teaching. Nic is also the Legal Lead of the Creative Commons Australia project and the deputy chair of Digital Rights Watch, an Australian non-profit organisation whose mission is to ensure that Australian citizens are equipped, empowered and enabled to uphold their digital rights.

Dr Kylie Pappalardo
Dr Kylie Pappalardo researches in intellectual property and innovation law, focusing primarily on the intersection between copyright and creativity, and the role and regulation of technology intermediaries. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ARC Discovery Project, “Inventing the Future: Intellectual Property and 3D Printing.” Kylie is a Lecturer at the QUT Faculty of Law where she leads the research program on copyright law and creative communities. She holds degrees in Law and Creative Writing from QUT, a Masters of Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a PhD from the Australian Catholic University. Her doctoral thesis examined the regulation of internet service providers for online copyright infringement. Kylie has been a senior researcher with the Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project and with Creative Commons Australia. She has also worked with the Arts Law Centre of Queensland and served on the board of Youth Arts Queensland.


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