Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

I gave a talk at the Lowy Institute last Wednesday to which I initially gave a long-winded title “Intellectual Property- Economics, Diplomacy and Australia’s strategic interests” but managed to get more cut-through under the pressure of Twitters 140 character limit “DFAT goes AWOL on IP”. … Continue reading

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Weaving professional and practical knowledge together: TACSI launches open source human services in Australia

This is a reworking of an earlier post – but reworked with Chief Innovation Officer of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Chris Vanstone, there’s quite a bit of new content for those who are interested. Cross posted at … Continue reading

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Getting beyond woeful: my submission to the PC’s inquiry on Intellectual Property

From a quick squiz at their report, the PC seems to have done an excellent job on the question of IP. It didn’t put too much effort distorting its recommendations to somehow second guess what was politically palatable and just … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Innovation, Intellectual Monopoly Privileges, Intellectual Property | 10 Comments

Upcoming event- The 2014 Francis Gurry lecture: “IP in Transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture”

  The lecture will be delivered (in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane) by Jeremy Phillips. Jeremy (or more exactly a fictional and “notorious” cat: the IPKat) has three times, been named as one of IP’s  “Fifty Most Influential People “. The … Continue reading

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Artists Resale Royalties: on bullshit, part three

Australia’s Artists Resale Royalty (ARR ) scheme has so far cost taxpayers $2.2 million in direct support. And over many years the publicly funded lobbyists for this scheme, headed up by the National Association for the Visual Arts  Ltd, have … Continue reading

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Sovereign Borders, not so Sovereign Nation II: a Nice Little Constitutional Conundrum

In my last post on Troppo I raised this question: …who’s actually running [Australia’s] foreign policy these days? Is it Julie Bishop, as Minister for Foreign Affairs, is it Scott Morrison as Minister for Immigration or is it some other … Continue reading

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Copyright and Fair Use.

In his introduction to his translation of the Analects of Confucius, Pierre Ryckmans likened that ‘literary classic’ to a coat hook that has over the centuries acquired so many layers of coats that it can no longer be seen-has become … Continue reading

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