Intellectual Property Law Resources

Last Updated: 27 February 2006

Weatherall's Law: An Intellectual Property Blog from Oz
A blog by Kim Weatherall, Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and Lecturer in law at Melbourne University.
Chilling Effects Clearing House
Information about instances in which Copyright, Patent and the US DMCA law have been abused in the United States to suppress freedom of speech.
USA Electronic Frontier Foundation's coverage of the USA Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
CAFE (Campaign for Audio Visual Freedom), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), USA
Includes information about a variety of issues and cases concerning copyright, fair use, etc. in the online environment.
Australian Digital Alliance (ADA)
"The ADA is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector interests formed to promote balanced copyright law and provide an effective voice for a public interest perspective in the copyright debate."
Australian Copyright Council
A not-for-profit organisation funded largely by the Commonwealth Government's Australia Council.
Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)
The IPRIA is based at the University of Melbourne, and is run jointly by the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, and the Melbourne Business School. IPRIA was established in 2002 with generous funding from IP Australia, the federal government agency responsible for the granting of rights in patents, trade marks and designs.
Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL)
"The CMCL undertakes large scale research projects, holds public seminars about legal and regulatory developments, supports research visits from Australian and international academics, lawyers and policy makers, and supervises undergraduate and graduate teaching in media and communications law."
Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)
"CAL represents authors, journalists, visual artists, surveyors, photographers and newspaper, magazine and book publishers as their non-exclusive agent to license the copying of their works to the general community."
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
An "independent society whose principal objects are to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of intellectual property matters."