POF seminar: Your copyright – Do you own it?

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In a rapidly changing landscape of mass communication, the internet and social media, disputes over copyright are more common than ever. Copyright provides you with the exclusive legal right to control the reproduction and distribution of your creations, within the limits and exceptions set out in the Copyright Act. But how is ownership of copyright determined?

This seminar will provide an overview of copyright protection and ownership, covering key issues such as:

  • What can be protected by copyright
  • Who normally owns copyright in a work
  • Who owns copyright in commissioned works
  • Consequences of not owning copyright
  • Comparisons with other IP regimes
  • Best practice approaches

About the presenter:

Margaret Ryan has devoted her professional career to helping clients in the intellectual property (IP) space protect, commercialise and enforce their valuable rights. With over 25 years’ experience in private practice, she is versatile, being able to draft and negotiate IP agreements as well as represent clients when their rights are infringed. Margaret commenced her professional career working for a Federal Court judge who had a special interest in copyright law. Since then, she has developed particular expertise in copyright law, including its application to social media.


12.15pm for a 12.30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)

11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 16, 333 Collins Street



Sydney office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street



Adelaide office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Level 5, 75 Hindmarsh Square


RSVP: By Wednesday 23 November to Luana Spadafora at marketing@pof.com.au

A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.