The QUT Faculty of Law and Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House are running two free intellectual property and technology law advice sessions in October and November in Brisbane.

Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Kylie Pappalardo from QUT Faculty of Law, in conjunction with Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH), have established an IP and Technology Law Clinic to provide free legal advice for members of the creative and technology sectors with limited financial resources. Ask legal professionals about copyright, recording and publishing agreements, media rights, digital distribution, business models, and much more.

Book now for the inaugural advice sessions: Thursday 29 October 2009 and Thursday 26 November 2009, Brisbane CBD from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

To make a booking, call (07) 3136 6836

This is an excellent opportunity for those who need free legal advice in Brisbane. If you're not in Brisbane, you may even be able to get the lawyers at the clinic to give you advice by telephone.



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  2. Is there anything else like this around? I'm a Sydney resident making an open commentary application and have some qns on how pseudonymity affects the copyright requirements of Creative Commons licenses under the various international sets of copyright laws. It's currently very difficult to be confident of compliance across jurisdictions when making any kind of collaborative web application.

    Comment by Kalessin on 19 January 2010 at 22:07
  3. I am also interested in any information sessions in Sydney. I am trying to get an answer to what seems a very obvious question- what is the publication date for material published in a website. Is it when the material was placed there or when it was accessed? This is vital because NSW only gives 12 months after publication to commence defamation action but doesn't define what it meant by publication. This is also relevant where material is left on a website for years- does it mean that if an action is not commenced whthing one year of the material going on the web then it can stay there forever no matter how defamatory it is?

    ALl the info I can find seems to deal with hard copy meaterial but doesn;t really adapt to modern internet situations.
    Does anyone know an answer or where i could find an answer?

    Comment by Anina on 23 January 2010 at 23:06
  4. My best advice to both of you would be to contact the Arts Law Centre of Australia [] who can offer telephone advice in some circumstances.

    Comment by nic on 23 January 2010 at 23:09