Did we get it right? The upcoming copyright law reforms explored

The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017 has started coming into effect and includes significant changes to statutory licences, copyright exceptions and copyright duration. Experts presenting in both Sydney and Canberra will explore the implications of the changes for business, education and public access.

An event in Canberra and Sydney at the offices of Maddocks.


Angel Place | 123 Pitt Street | Sydney New South Wales 2000

Level 1, Maddocks Building, 40 Macquarie Street | Barton | Canberra ACT 2600

Event Structure:

17:30: Event Registration and Refreshments
18:00: Presentation Commences
19:30: Presentation Concludes

Expert panel:

Brendan Coady

Sydney Partner in Charge & Sector Leader Technology, Maddocks

Brendan is the Partner in Charge of Maddocks’ Sydney office and leads Maddocks’ Technology Sector. His practice focuses on technology, telecommunications and intellectual property. He advises a wide range of clients on the protection of their intangible assets and the commercialisation and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.
Libby Baulch

Policy Director, Copyright Agency Limited

Libby is Policy Director at Copyright Agency, a copyright management organisation for writers, artists and publishers. It is appointed by the Australian government to manage statutory licences for the education and government sectors, and to manage the artists’ resale royalty scheme. It also manages licensing arrangements for its members for the commercial and other sectors.


Emma Shadbolt

Assistant Director, Content and Copyright Branch, Department of Communications and the Arts

Emma Shadbolt has over 10 years’ experience in delivering legal policy reform within the public service. 


Brett Walker

Lecturer, ANU College of Law  (formerly General Counsel, CSIRO)

Brett Walker is a lecturer at the ANU College of Law where he teaches intellectual property and technology law in the ANU’s postgraduate law programs. Prior to joining the ANU Brett was General Counsel at the CSIRO.

MCs: Anthony Willis, Partner, Maddocks & Adam Flynn, Senior Solicitor, Arts Law Centre of Australia