Copyright is much more than a creator's private property right or a mechanism through which corporations control cultural production and influence mass consumption choices, says cultural law expert.
Grants for early career researchers will support innovation in fields of science, technology, engineering, law and arts.
New projects will focus on restoration of children from out of home care and Indigenous content in curriculum.
Research by UNSW Sydney and Omni Tanker will lead to production and maintenance breakthroughs and enhanced export markets.
More than $1.3 million has been awarded to three UNSW research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Scheme.
FASS professors Deborah Lupton and Leanne Dowse are part of a multi-university project to ensure autonomous decision-making technologies are used ethically, responsibly and inclusively.
Three leading researchers have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships to tackle some of the world’s big issues, including ageing, clean energy and quantum computing.
UNSW researchers are working with industry to help deal with pollution in water supplies stemming from places such as firefighting training facilities, airports and industrial sites.
Projects in key research areas from energy storage and robotics to psychology have been awarded national grants.
Research in engineering, environmental science, psychology and built environment are among projects selected for ARC Linkage Grants.