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  • Australian Film Television & Radio School, (“AFTRS”) Teaching ‘Graduate Certificate in Directing Fundamentals’ Intellectual Property
  • Australian Institute of Music Lecture in Copyright
  • AFTRS Lecturing copyright and Production agreements financing and sales for short Course in Production
  • Panel with Jack Sargeant, Film Academic, Jain Moralee (Queer Screen GM) and Bruce La Bruce, Filmmaker, ‘Spectacles of Perversion LA Zombie Queer Desire and the Question of Censorship organised by Perf Film Festival, Red Rattler,
  • AFTRS Lecturing in copyright and production agreements Graduate Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking
  • HeadOn Photography Festival Panel Speaker, From Gutenberg to iPAD – The Future of Photojournalism and How to Survive in a Changing Industry
  • “Up Close and Digital” seminars held at Technology Park; As AIMIA NSW Committee Member Raea proposed an initiative to hold a series of seminars for participation of Digital and the Film Industries I introduced the ADG to AIMIA resulting in the ‘Up Close and Digital’ series of seminars
  • AFTRS Post Grad Documentary Filmmaking, ‘Copyright in Music.’
  • Speaker in Panel “AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARIES ONLINE” hosted by OZDOX with speakers Nick Doherty, Managing Editor, Television – SBS Online, Penny Wright, Internet Broadcasting Program Manager, ABC iView and ABC TV downloads, Stephanie Salter, Executive Producer of Multiplatform ABC Ray Argall, Executive Director, ADG Michael Frankel & Co Solicitors Dr Janet Merewether , Producer/director (Screen Culture Pty Ltd), Academic (Macquarie University)
  • ADG Conference 2009 Panel ‘Director’s rights – the Australian Landscape’, Australian Director’s Guild Conference Melbourne
  • Speaker with Margaret Pomeranz “Films on the edge: Censorship, film classification and the mysterious case of Mysterious Skin” part of the annual postgraduate symposium, Living Memory: Remembering, Reinventing and Forgetting , hosted by the University of NSW School of English, Media and Performing Arts.
  • Speaker at Australian Screen Editors Guild Panel Speaker “What are you On” Harold Park Hotel
  • Conceived and organised Forum, “Art Censorship – The Bigger Picture”, Museum of Contemporary presented by Watch On Censorship in Association with the National Association of Visual Arts, prompted by seizure of works by Bill Henson at exhibition at Roslyn Oxley Gallery Speakers: Ian Howard, Tony Bond, Hetty Johnston, Julian Burnside, Clive Hamilton, Chaired by David Marr, MC Margaret Pomeranz
  • Speaker d/Art/07: d/Lux Media Art’s Annual Showcase – Forum at the Australian Centre for Photography – co-speaker on emerging business models for short screen producers and digital art
  • Speaker – Arts Law Week May Forum, “Mobile Art: mobile-phone content and legal issues for new media artists”; An exploration of the legal issues that go along with making your new media work available as mobile phone content
  • Radio Interview, Radio National, Sports Factor, “Send in the lawyers, someone’s taken my photo!”
  • Panel Member Unlocking IP (ARC ‘Linkage’ Research Project) Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and Linux Australia present: A symposium: General Public License version 3 (GPL v3) and Australia
  • Speaker at Arts Law Week Forum “Creative Commons – a good thing for artists?”
  • Speaker at Unlocking IP 2006 Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre University of New South Wales, Creating Commons: Progress in the public and educational sectors – Open content, creators, and business models
  • Speaker at Sydney Film Festival Panel with David Marr Margaret Pomeranz Richard Harris Richard Neville Classification re recent banning of Islamic Texts
  • Build and Launch website Open Legal Practice Standards Collaboration
  • Speaker at Young Lawyers CLE session on Open Standards
  • Participate on Panel with David Marr. Hon MP AG Debus, D Levine Julian Burnside etc UTS FL and Arts Law Seminar Uniform Defamation Law “A New Way of Talking” at University of Technology Sydney
  • 7th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, Panel Speaker Session on Scams and Dud deals Sydney Film School Lecture on Copyright Law, Seymour Centre Campus
  • Radio Interview, ABC Triple J “The Hack” hosted by Steven Cannane, re Australian Family Association standing and Film Classification, Classification Review Board decision on Anatomie de L’Enfer, by Catherine Breilleut.
  • Presentation to Board of ETC TV (ETC TV being one of three parties comprising TVS, “Television Sydney”) holders of Sydney Community TV Licence awarded by ABA (Australian Broadcasting Authority) in May 2004 – Planning Day at University of Western Sydney Bankstown Campus re Copyright Content Issues for Community Television Station, free for education, creative commons, GPL (Greater Public Licence) and proprietary licensing, production, policies, guidelines and strategies
  • Radio Interview “The Deep End” Victoria Kerrigan, debate with Ros Phillips Festival of Light re film “Irreversible”
  • Radio National Interview The Law Report with Damian Carrick re Censorship and Baise Moi Decision of Aust. Govt. Classification Review Board (Office of Film and Literature Classification)
  • Lecturer at UNSW LLM Entertainment Law Course
  • Chairing Forum co-hosted by the Arts Law Centre and the Communications Law Centre on Censorship in Australia held at Clayton Utz Solicitors, entitled “Community Attitudes, Legal Standing and the Challenge of Restricted Matter”
  • Advocate before NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Bill;
  • Public Hearing Productivity Commission on Radiocommunications
  • Chair Sydney Film Festival Forum “Free Baise Moi”
  • College of Law, (Continuing Legal Education for Solicitors) College of Law, Up-date on Current Legal Issues in Film Industry
  • Guest Lecture to Final Year Production Students, University of Technology Sydney, on production of film and multi-media