2018 IP & Media Law Conference

Conference program is now available -- download here

Keynote Speakers
Dr Marta Poblet Balcell Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, RMIT
Dr Claes Granmar Associate Professor in European Law, Stockholm University
Dr Andrew Scott Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics
Dr David Tan Associate Professor, Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) National University of Singapore

Conference dates: 5 & 6 April 2018
Where: Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St. Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
Questions: email law-cmcl@unimelb.edu.au

Journalists’ privilege

Larina Mullins Editorial Counsel, Fairfax
Michael Bachelard Investigations Editor, The Age
Justin Quill Principal Lawyer, M+K Lawyers
Dan Oakes Senior Reporter, ABC News
Jason Bosland Deputy Director, Centre for Media and Communications Law
Chip le Grand The Australian
Chair: Haroon Hassan Victorian Bar

Safe harbour and other ports in the storm: The future of user-generated content platforms in Australia
Emma Shadbolt Assistant Director, Copyright Law and Policy Section, Department of Communications and the Arts
Martin Hosking co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Redbubble Ltd
Chair: Joel Barrett Allens

Copyright Tribunal as exception-maker: Are both flexibility and certainty achievable?
David Brennan University of Technology, Sydney
Kimberlee Weatherall University of Sydney
Jill McKeough University of Technology, Sydney
Chair: Sam Ricketson Melbourne Law School

Future of Public Interest Journalism
Matthew Ricketson Deakin University
Margaret Simons Monash University
Jock Given Swinburne University
Chair: Jason Bosland Melbourne Law School

Questions please email -- law-cmcl@unimelb.edu.au

We have arranged for participants to receive a discounted rate at the hotels below. When booking mention – University of Melbourne, IP & Media Law Conference to receive the discounted rate or, use the promo code provided.

Quest Carlton on Finlay
2–9 Finlay Place, Carlton, 3053, Australia
PROMO Code: MU2017
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Rydges on Swanston
701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
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Lygon Lodge Carlton
220 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053, Australia
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Car Parking & Transport
The University Square underground car park is available for public use weekdays 6.00am to 10.00pm and weekends 7.00am to 7.00pm.  The entrance to the car park is at 206 Berkeley Street and 244 Bouverie Street, Carlton. Further information click here.

City Centre
The city centre (CBD or downtown area) is walking distance from the Law School: the GPO is 1.5 km away.  Trams also run to the city centre - most frequently along Swanston Street (200 m to the east of the Law School), and almost as frequently along Elizabeth Street (200 m to the west of the Law School).

Conference Location
All conference sessions will take place on the ground floor and Level 1 of the Melbourne Law School at 185 Pelham Street, Carlton. All floors are accessible by lifts and by stairs.

Melbourne Airport is located approximately 25km north-west of the Melbourne's CBD on the Tullamarine Freeway. Transport to and from the airport can be arranged using the skybus, taxi or private car.