Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized scholar specializing in Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw. He holds post-graduate degrees in law from Oxford University and Harvard University and his recent publications include Cyberlaw: Cases and Materials on the Internet, Digital Intellectual Property and E-commerce (2002); Jurisdiction and the Internet (2004); Intellectual Property in Principle (2004), and Internet and E-commerce Law (2007). Over the past ten years, Brian has delivered seminars on Information Technology, Internet, and Intellectual Property Law in Australia, Canada, China, Brazil, New Zealand, US, Nepal, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Norway, Croatia, France, Thailand, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. Brian is a Chief Investigator and Program Leader for Law in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence on Creative Industries and Innovation and is Project Leader for the Australian government-funded Open Access to Knowledge Law Project (OAK Law) (see: www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au) and Legal Framework for e-Research Project. He is also a Program Leader for the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. His current projects include work on intellectual property issues across the areas of copyright, digital content and the Internet, copyright and the creative industries in China, open content licensing and the Creative Commons, Free/Libre Open Source Software, research use of patents, patent transparency, science commons, e-research, licensing of digital entertainment, and anti-circumvention law. From 1998–2002 Brian was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia, and from January 2002 – January 2007 he was Head of the School of Law at QUT in Brisbane. He is currently a specialist Research Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT. He is also a Barrister of the High Court of Australia.