Commons-based models of Cultural Production, Presentation at Rutgers RIIPL, 8 April 2013

Here is the video of my presentation of at a Rutgers faculty lunch series seminar for the Rutgers Institute of Information Policy and Law. Thanks to Greg Lastowka for inviting me. You can view my slides here and access a podcast of the talk at the RIIPL site. The quality is not superb – I’m[…]

Santa Clara Internet Law WIP; Creative Commons; 5 Minutes of Fame

Over the last week, I’ve given three talks about my research project. You can get the slides for each here: Santa Clara Internet Law Works in Progress: Collective Action models in OA publishing; Creative Commons Lunch & Learn: Collective action in Copyright; Noisebridge 5 Minutes of Fame: Copyright reform and copyright hacks

‘Creativity and transformative use’, Presentation at ADA Forum, 01 March 2013

Today I gave a talk at the Australian Digital Alliance annual forum: ‘Creativity and transformative use. My topic was copyright exceptions as they relate to creative reuse. If we accept that creativity is ordinary and iterative (borrowing, copying, reusing is how we learn and communicate), then a transformative use exception is primarily an exercise in[…]

‘Social media and user-generated content’, Presentation to UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre workshop on copyright exceptions, Feb 2013

Yesterday I gave a talk at the UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre workshop on copyright exceptions. I spoke about ‘user-generated content’ and the Canadian exception in s 29.21. My main point is that the provision straddles two views of copyright’s purpose – the utilitarian concern with preventing harm to the market of the work,[…]

Digital Interactive Symposium: Edinburgh – games and media law

I’m in Edinburgh to present at DIS:E run by Ren Reynolds and AndrĂ©s Guadamuz. My talk is on, predictably enough, the rule of law and legitimacy in virtual community governance. Particularly, I want to focus on two main ways that we can look at things differently: looking at the limits of contract rather than only[…]

Copyright 2010: Moral rights and open licensing; graduated responses and the rule of law

Over the last two days, I have been at the Copyright 2010 Conference hosted by the CIPL at ANU and organised by Dr Matthew Rimmer. I presented two papers at this conference, one on moral rights and open licensing and another on graduated response schemes and the rule of law. You can grab my slides[…]