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Area of Interest: IP law

This seminar will provide an overview of the foundations of copyright law. It is designed primarily assist lawyers who may encounter issues relating copyright law but do not have a formal intellectual property background. The seminar will also be of interest to lawyers looking to diversify their skillsets, lawyers who studied intellectual property law some time ago but would like a refresher, lawyers who studied other areas of intellectual property but not copyright in their law degrees, and non-lawyers with an interest in protecting and promoting their intellectual property.


CPD units: Four (4)
Knowledge area: Substantive law
Cost: $396 - $440


Introduction to Copyright Law

  • How is copyright different from other areas of intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, designs)?
  • What sort of material does copyright law protect?
    • Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic ‘works’
    • Audio and visual recordings, broadcasts and published editions (aka ‘subject matter other than works’)

Subsistence – How and When does copyright come into existence?

  • Who is the author? Who is the owner?
  • Ideas v Expressions
  • The need for ‘material form’
  • When is a work ‘original’?
  • How long does copyright last?

Rights (including Moral Rights) & Infringement:

  • What rights does a copyright holder get?
  • When are they infringed?
  • The 3 ‘moral rights’ added to Australian copyright law in 2000

Exceptions/Defences

  • The ‘fair dealing’ exceptions to copyright infringement
  • Other defences to allegations of copyright infringement
  • Avoiding infringement of moral rights


About the presenter:

Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters.

Alexandra’s research focuses on international intellectual property and the philosophy of intellectual property law. Recent publications examine issues of jurisdiction and enforcement in international intellectual property law, including intellectual property implications of Brexit. Her research also examines issues such as the metaphysics and structure of intellectual property law, and ‘property’ concepts in the commodification of intangible objects.

Her book Constructing Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2012) examines the ways in which the legal system defines into existence and regulates intellectual property. By analysing the metaphysical structure of intellectual property law and the concepts the legal system uses to construct 'intellectual property', the book helps to explain the role of intellectual property from a structural -- rather than the traditional normative -- perspective.

In 2013, Alexandra received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at UNSW. In 2016, she was named 'Academic of the Year' at the national Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, and awarded a Pro Bono Award for her work for The Arts Law Centre of Australia.


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