Professor Brian Fitzgerald
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Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation
Law Faculty Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Professor Brian Fitzgerald BA (Griff) LLB (Hons) (QUT) BCL (Oxon.) LLM (Harv.) PhD (Griff) bf [dot] fitzgerald [at] qut [dot] edu [dot] au
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Brian Fitzgerald studied law at the Queensland University of Technology graduating as University Medallist in Law and holds postgraduate degrees in law from Oxford University and Harvard University. He is well known in the areas of Intellectual Property and Internet Law being a pioneer researcher in the area of Cyberlaw. Brian is also internationally recognised for his work on Open Access (leading the OAK Law Project) and facilitating access to public sector information. Brian is a project lead and active member of the Creative Commons community and in 2010 lead an Australian pilot of the Peer to Patent Project. From 1998-2002 he was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia and from January 2002 – January 2007 was appointed as Head of the School of Law at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Brian is currently a specialist Research Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT and ta Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. In 2009 Brian was also appointed to the Australia Government’s “Government 2.0 Taskforce” and to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP). In 2011 Brian was appointed as a Commissioner of the Queensland Law Reform Commissioner and a Board member of the Creative Commons Corporation. His recent (co-authored/edited) books are Cyberlaw: Cases and Materials on the Internet, Digital Intellectual Property and E Commerce (2002); Jurisdiction and the Internet (2004); Intellectual Property in Principle (2004) Internet and Ecommerce Law (2007); Copyright, Digital Content and the Internet in the Asia Pacific (2008); Access to Public Sector Information: Law Technology and Policy (2010); Internet and Ecommerce Law (2011); Knowledge Policy for the 21st Century (in press 2011) and Copyright 1709-2010 (in press, 2011) See further,_Brian.html

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