Australian IP Law open textbook

This is a collaborative, free and open textbook about Australian IP Law. This book aims to be a complete university level textbook.

You can find our complete course of accompanying IP videos on YouTube: Australian IP law.

We also have a open textbook about internet law and regulation: Governing the internet: a collaborative, open course and textbook.

Textbook Table of Contents

Why open textbooks?

The textbook market is flawed - students are paying too much, and do not have choice in the books they buy. We are creating a set of open educational resources that are free for the world to use.

Watch the introductory video to learn more about what we're doing.

How to contribute

We would love your help writing this book!

If you have any questions, please contact Nic at

Licence grant: The main condition of participating is that you must agree to license any of your contributions under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence. This enables any person to copy, modify, and distribute this book (including commercially). Importantly, however, it will always be ‘open’: anyone who distributes material based on this book must do so under the same licence.

What can I do? We have provided an outline structure. Here’s a few ways you can participate - feel free to do any of the following:

Guiding principles

This book is designed to be:

  • easy to understand; we use simple, clear language.
  • concise: we aim to keep this book short and to the point.
  • practical: we provide examples and context to make this applicable.
  • rich: we integrate free videos, quizzes, and other materials into this book to make it a complete research for learning Australian Intellectual Property law.


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