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Stop in the Name of Law

IP law - copyright, patents, trade marks - just doesn't go away. It keeps on changin', and those changes have a bit impact on FOSS projects. How do trade mark rights and copyright affect tux? What's going on in patents? What about GPL v3 and other new free software and free culture licenses - how do they sit with changes in IP law? This talk will answer all your questions (well, maybe just most of them) when it comes to (a) what's been changing in IP law and (b) how that impacts on FOSS and FOSS licenses. We'll also talk about what's on the horizon - the legal developments that might be coming up.

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Kimberlee Weatherall

Kimberlee Weatherall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at UQ, specialising in intellectual property law. She has worked on IP matters for the last 10 years. Her IP blog, Weatherall's Law, followed, and informed, IP developments in Australia following the US FTA; she has worked with Linux Australia and the Australian Digital Alliance on copyright reform issues and has appeared before several Parliamentary Committees to give evidence on copyright and IP law reform.

Kimberlee Weatherall

Kimberlee Weatherall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at UQ, specialising in intellectual property law. She has worked on IP matters for the last 10 years. Her IP blog, Weatherall's Law, followed, and informed, IP developments in Australia following the US FTA; she has worked with Linux Australia and the Australian Digital Alliance on copyright reform issues and has appeared before several Parliamentary Committees to give evidence on copyright and IP law reform.

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