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The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.
The government's response to the Harper review of competition law follows a pattern of reforming only if it doesn't upset powerful interests.
The timing of the piracy site-blocking bill is somewhat curious ...
If trade ministers have reached a deal on the TPP, it will just be the start of a process by which Australia's national interests will be further damaged.
As the US free-trade agreement turns 10, intellectual property associate professor Kimberlee Weatherall asks: what did it really do for copyright owners?
There's a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about "free trade agreements" the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.
Without an open approach to sharing intellectual property, clean energy technologies will be at the mercy of corporate patent trolls, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer.
Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty -- despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.
The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.