Unlocking IP 2009

Yesterday, on Thursday 16 April 2009, I attended the 2009 Unlocking IP Conference, hosted by the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The conference is continuing today (Friday 17th), but I returned to Brisbane last night. I was hoping to live blog my notes yesterday, but unfortunately there was no internet access available. It continues to surprise me just how many conferences, in this day and age, do not provide wireless internet access to their conference delegates. In any event, I made some notes during the day, which I will be posting here. Some of these notes are brief, and they only cover a small portion of the presentations made yesterday. For most of the day the conference was divided into two streams so by necessity I missed at least half of the presentations. However, the ones I did catch were very interesting and I commend UNSW for bringing such a dynamic crowd together.

At the moment, the abstracts for all papers presented at the conference are available on the Unlocking IP website. I believe the team will also be making available slide presentations, full conference papers and podcasts sometime in the near future.