PhD students wanted: commons and copyright transformations (scholarships available)

I am looking for some new PhD students. My work focuses on transformations in digital copyright business models, with a particular focus on commons: from free software, to open access, to wikipedia and other cultural commons. I’m particularly interested in how people come together, cooperatively, to create content and fund publishing processes — and what[…]

The ‘miracle of Marrakesh’: negotiating the VIP Treaty for books for the blind

Today the PIJIP held a panel on the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The people involved in the negotiations explain that from the start of the diplomatic conference, it appeared that the treaty would not be successful. So how did the[…]

Carmel O’Sullivan: Killing on Command: The Defence of Superior Orders in Modern Warfare

Today at QUT Law School’s lunchtime research seminars, Dr Carmel O’Sullivan presents her PhD research, which examines the extent to which a soldier is liable when following orders. O’Sullivan notes that there are three main answers to this old question: Respondeat superior: a soldier is never liable for illegal acts; the commander is solely responsible.[…]