Professor Jane Ginsburg, an American and world authority on copyright and trade marks, will speak in Auckland next month.
She is coming to the University of Auckland Law School as the Legal Research Foundation’s Visiting Scholar for 2009.
Jane Ginsburg, (pic left by Frank Miller), is Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property at the Columbia University Law School as well as directing its Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts.
On 21 October Professor Ginsburg will deliver a public lecture on ”The author’s place in the future of copyright” (6pm, Stone Lecture Theatre, 9 Eden Crescent, drinks and nibbles from 5.15pm).
She will consider how authors, long deprived of bargaining power are now, due to new technologies, also losing artistic control over their work.
On 13 October she will address a Legal Research Foundation seminar whose theme is “Internet trade mark issues” (3-6pm, Old Government House, Princes Street).
Professor Sam Ricketson, the well-known intellectual property author and specialist from the University of Melbourne and now practising at the Melbourne bar, will speak at the same seminar on “Australasian developments on internet trade mark issues”.