Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Proposal for international standard law for free software

Maureen O'SullivanMaureen O'Sullivan from the National University of Ireland will give a free talk in Sydney on 25 July 2007 about a proposal for international standard law for free software. The previous seminar on digital evidence was well worth attending.
UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and Linux Australia invite you to a free seminar one of the 2007 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series
Topic: The Democratic Deficit in Copyright Law: A Legislative Proposal
Speaker: Maureen O'Sullivan, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
Date: Wednesday 25 July 2007
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm, including time for questions

Venue: Room 101, first floor, Faculty of Law building, UNSW lower campus (near Roundhouse), Kensington, Sydney, Map

Abstract: This talk by visiting international IP researcher Maureen O'Sullivan considers issues in Free/Libre and/or Open Source Software (FLOSS) licensing, particularly as manifest in the recently finalised GPL v3 and their impact on Spanish-speaking or civil code countries, and her proposal for an international standard law to help free software licenses work the same in all users' countries.

About the Speaker: Maureen O'Sullivan is a lecturer in law, based at National University of Ireland, Galway. Maureen's research and teaching interests span intellectual property in the digital age, including FLOSS and Creative Commons licensing, patents and genetically modified organisms, Information Society policy making, especially in Spain and Latin America, and theoretical approaches to intellectual property.

Bookings: Entry is free, no need to book. If you are coming from off campus please RSVP to feedback [at]

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