Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down the 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas, write Kathy Bowrey and Michael Handler.
If universities really want to drive innovation they must consider offering businesses access to much of what they discover and invent for free, write Brian Boyle and Kevin Cullen.
Malcolm Turnbull’s 'ideas boom' failed to mention copyright rules and regulations, crucial to all the agendas included in the innovation statement, writes Kathy Bowrey.
While there is nothing new about countries or companies wanting to protect intellectual property for commercial reasons, it has seldom been considered a national security problem, writes Alan Dupont.
In a first for Australia, UNSW will offer most of its intellectual property to companies for free, in a radical step to turn more university research into real-world applications.
Intellectual property developments, including gene patenting and the challenges of social media, will be among topics canvassed at a landmark international legal forum hosted by UNSW on 30 March 2011.