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Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry into IP Arrangements


Alexander, I and Bond, C and Bowrey, K and Burrell, R and Handler, M and Greenleaf, G and Nicol, D and Nielsen, J and Weatherall, K, Australian Productivity Commission Inquiry into IP Arrangements, Productivity Commission, ACT, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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This Submission responds to the Draft Report in the Inquiry into IP Arrangements published 29 April 2016 (‘Draft Report’). In broad terms, we:

1. Support many of the goals of, and recommendations of, the Productivity Commission expressed in the Draft Report;

2. Are concerned that some recommendations may not achieve the overall goals of the Commission, or reflect misunderstandings of the statutory framework.

Individually and collectively we have extensive experience teaching and researching in intellectual property law over many years, across all of the major IP systems. Some of us have participated in past reviews on which the Draft Report builds and many of us have spent time working in legal practice or acting as consultants. In addition, we are also authors of original copyright works and users of copyright materials in the course of teaching, research and publication. This Submission draws on our significant experience with, and published work on, various aspects of Australian and international IP law. This response is structured by topic area, and around the recommendations and requests for information in the Draft Report.

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:law reform, intellectual property, public inquiry, productivity commission
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Private law and civil obligations
Research Field:Intellectual property law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
UTAS Author:Nielsen, J (Associate Professor Jane Nielsen)
ID Code:132697
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2019-05-16
Last Modified:2019-05-17

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