Australian IP Law open textbook

This is a collaborative, free open textbook about Australian Intellectual Property Law. The underlying concept behind this open textbook is to make Intellectual Property Law more accessible — both physically and conceptually for students. 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 an open textbook about internet law and regulation: Governing the internet: a collaborative, open course and textbook.

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.

This is achieved through collaborating with leading academics in the field of Australian Intellectual Property Law, curating and creating a textbook which is accessible. The open textbook is free to access and use and the content is provided in a variety of formats- written in plain english, detailed case notes, information tables, infographics and video explainers.

Content and Collaboration

This open textbook has been created through collaboration. The open textbook was curated and edited by Associate Professor Nicolas Suzor, Dr Kylie Pappalardo and Jessica Stevens. There is a full list of collaborators at the bottom of this page -without the collaborators this open textbook would not have been possible.

License and Attribution

This open textbook is published under a Creative Commons BY-SA license (CC BY-SA) version 4.0. This means that this book can be reused, remixed, retained, revised and redistributed (including commercially) as long as appropriate credit is given to the authors. If you remix, or modify the original version of this open textbook, you must redistribute all versions of this open textbook under the same license - CC BY-SA.

Textbook Table of Contents

We would love your help writing this book!

If you have any questions, please contact Nic at [email protected]

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.

Contributors

Please add your details below so that we can properly acknowledge your work.

Academic contributions:

  • Nicolas Suzor (QUT)
  • Kylie Pappalardo (QUT)
  • Jessica Stevens (QUT)
  • Amanda Scardamaglia (Swinburne)
  • Jay Sanderson (USC)

Student contributions: * Natalie Cameron * Alice Chalk * Marcus De Witt-Ryall

The textbook also includes material from: * Wikipedia (CC BY-SA) * http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/copyrightforlibrarians/Main_Page (CC BY) * http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/The_IT_Law_Wiki (CC BY SA) * http://www.teachingcopyright.org/curriculum/hs (CC BY) * http://pad.p2pu.org/p/school-of-open-resources

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