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Orphan Works – proposed limited liability scheme

Government proposes a new scheme to limit liability for use of “orphan works” – copyright materials with unidentifiable or uncontactable owner(s). If the reform becomes law, use of this type of material would not attract any liability until such time as its copyright owner becomes known or contactable again.

“Robot as Inventor” recording available

The full recording of my presentation last month to the Perth Machine Learning Group about robots as inventors, and artificial intelligence creating intellectual property, is now uploaded and available. Better watch it quickly before something changes and it goes out-of-date!

Founder Stories interview

Part of the Tank Stream Labs “Founder Stories” series, I was interviewed this week about my experience launching Stratocumulus Legal during the pandemic and the juggle being a parent. Watch the recording here.

Do you actually own the IP created by your employees and contractors?

Working remotely, working more flexibly, working on personal devices, greater use of contractors, increased automation.  All these changes to how we work are picking up in pace, and these trends increasingly challenge business’ assumptions about the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees and contractors.  Are you confident that your business actually owns its intellectual property?