John Howkins from the UK, the driving force behind
the Charter and author of “Creative Economy– How people
make money from ideas”
John Howkins is a leading figure in creativity, media and intellectual
He is Director of Equator Group plc and Equator Films Ltd and of
several other UK companies in the media, entertainment and new technology
sectors. He is Chairman of the Creative Business School.
He is a Partner of ITR & Co which provides consultancy services
to entertainment companies. He has advised ABC, BBC, CBS, PricewaterhouseCoopers,
European Commission, IBM, KPMG, News Corp, NHK, RAI, Sky TV, Sony,
Swedish Television, Time Warner, Universal Studios and other companies.
He has worked in over 30 countries including Australia, Canada, China,
France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Poland, Singapore, UK
He is Director of the Adelphi Charter (www.adelphicharter.org),
and was the originator of the London ‘Own It’ IP advisory
centre. He is a partner in The Creativity Group which advises on the
management of creativity and intellectual property.
He was associated with Time Warner and HBO from1982 to1996 with responsibilities
for TV and broadcast businesses in Europe.
He is Deputy Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC)
and former Chairman of the London Film School and CREATEC and Vice
Chairman of the Association of Independent Producers.
He is a frequent speaker, broadcaster and commentator on media issues.
His books include ‘CODE’, ‘The Creative Economy’
and ‘Communications in China’.
He is Visiting Professor, Creative Industries, Lincoln University
My presentation will describe a new approach to creativity, innovation
and intellectual property for the 21st Century. I will talk about
the importance of creativity to individuals and societies, and how
creativity is a source of enjoyment, change, challenge and status.
In the creative economy we need a system of regulations that balances
the public domain, where we can wander at will, with the private domain
where people have exclusive rights over their ideas and their work.
If we get this balance right, everyone benefits. If we get it wrong,
we all lose. The Adelphi Charter is the first step towards establishing
a fair global framework for this. It sets out a public interest test
for intellectual property.
I have only one link: to www.adelphicharter.org.
To view information about the Adelphi Charter activites, click
Catharine Lumby/ Chair
A widely published print journalist, Catharine Lumby has worked
as a news reporter, feature writer and opinion columnist for The
Sydney Morning Herald, The Age newspapers and The Bulletin magazine.
She has also worked as a news reporter for ABC television and is
a published author. Catharine's PhD thesis examined the rise of
tabloid culture in news and current affairs reporting in the US
Graham Greenleaf/ Chair
Graham Greenleaf is a Professor of Law at the University of New
South where he leads the ARC-funded 'Unlocking IP' Project at
the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre. The project explores all
aspects of expanding and protecting Australia's public domain
and public rights in copyright. Graham is also one of the Co-Directors
of the Australasian Legal Information Institute, the largest national
free-access law resources on the Internet, and WorldLII the global
portal for free access to law. Through those projects he is involved
in developing 'commons' in legal information across the world,
as part of the global 'Free Access to Law Movement'.
Peter Drahos Trade
Peter Drahos is a Professor in Law, the Head of Program of the Regulatory
Institutions Network and the Director of the Centre for the Governance
of Knowledge and Development at the Australian National University.
His former positions include Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow
in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary College, University of London
and officer of the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.
His publications include A Philosophy of Intellectual Property,
Dartmouth (1996), Global Business Regulation, Cambridge University
Press, 2000, (with John Braithwaite), Information Feudalism: Who
Controls the Knowledge Economy? (with John Braithwaite), Earthscan
(2002), New Press (2003) and Oxford University Press, (2003) and (with
Ruth Mayne) Global Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge, Access
and Development, Macmillan, 2002.
There are two big and important trends in the world. One is to extend
and maximize intellectual property protection in the belief that this
will lead to more innovation. The other is to make information free
in the belief that the rapid exchange and diffusion of information
in the marketplace is the better route to innovation. Bill Gates provides
an example of the former approach and Richard Stallman of Free Software
Foundation exemplifies the latter approach. Who is right?
Dale Spender New Wealth/Lynne Spender Creative
Defending the public domain
1 Our concern that in the digital environment copyright, patents,
and trademarks are being used to lock up the public domain
(a) - Dale: history of the appropriation of works, ideas, patents
etc (esp women)
(b) - Lynne: historical parallel with the (land) Enclosure Acts
of 16-18th century in the UK
2 Why the public domain is important
(a) - Lynne: as authors, creators in a knowledge economy
(b) - Dale: globally - beyond literature to pharmaceuticals, genes
3 Ways of responding
(a) - Dale: using the digital environment to bypass the 'locks'
( Dales current work on IP, aesharenet, google, yahoo, open source)
(b) - Lynne: the (sharing) digital generation; copyleft - Should
copyright law change?; creative commons and other licensing arrangements.
Lynne Spender has worked as a writer, teacher, administrator,
publisher and editor. She was for 5 years Director of the Australian
Society of Authors and then Director of the Australian Interactive
Media Industry Association. Since publishing her first book in
1982, she has written and edited over 20 books in the areas of
literature, law and women's studies. She is currently undertaking
a PhD on the digital generation and cultural change.
AM FRSA BA DipEd MA LittB PhD D.University
Principal Director of Digital Style Pty Ltd
Chair of AHOOT (Ahead Of Our Time) P/L
Dale Spender has had many careers - in keeping with the changing
She has been - student, teacher, academic (reformed), examiner,
author/editor, publisher, researcher, feminist, consultant, director,
chairperson, media and forum contributor, public speaker, independent
thinker, fund raiser, intellectual property stirrer, and mind-changer
-- and all at an international level.
Dale is also a founding member of the Second Chance Programme
Fund Raising Group (inc) for homeless women.
Evan Arthur / Educational Policy
Innovation and Research Systems Group
Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), Australia
Evan Arthur was educated at Newcastle (Australia) and Cambridge
(UK) Universities. His doctoral thesis was in the area of Stoic Philosophy.
Evan has been employed as a university tutor and as a public servant.
He joined the Australian Public Service in 1981. He has worked in
the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and in the Department
of Education, Science and Training (DEST). He has worked on issues
such as refugee policy, labour market programs, teacher professional
development, research policy, recognition of overseas qualifications,
and the use of information technology in education. His current position
is Group Manager, Innovation and Research Systems Group in DEST.
Evan is responsible for the Australian Government’s involvement
in the Education Network Australia initiative and for
issues associated with the use of information and communications
technology (ICT) in education, including the development of the
national Action Plan for the education and training sector under
the auspices of the National Strategy for the Information
Economy. He is the Deputy Chair of the principal cross sectoral
body advising the Federal, State and Territory Government Ministers
on issues associated with the use of ICT in education, the Australian
Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee.
He is also responsible for research policy issues in the higher
education sector. In that capacity he is directing the implementation
of two major Australian Government initiatives, the Research Quality
Framework and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure
This presentation will provide some examples of the impact
of technology on the diffusion of knowledge. This will include
its impact on scholarly publications and on access to the data
on which research publications are based. The presentation will
then examine some implications of these impacts for research funding
Louise Sylvan / Public Interest
Louise Sylvan is Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer
Commission (ACCC), appointed as the member with expertise in consumer
Formerly head of CHOICE-Australian Consumers' Association, she was
also the President of the global consumer movement and served as an
executive member of Consumers International for 14 years.
Selected as one of 20 of 'Australia's True Leaders' by the Australian
Financial Review in 2002, Louise is well known as a force for consumer
empowerment and consumer protection in Australia.
Louise was a member of the international group which created the
Adelphi Charter on Intellectual Property.
She has BA and MPA degrees from her original home country, Canada.
Caroline Morgan/ Digital Age
As General Manager of CAL's Corporate Services Division, Caroline
is responsible for both the Legal & International and Public
Affairs departments. This involves managing all legal aspects
of CAL's operations, along with the internal and external communications
Caroline plays an active part in developing CAL's submissions
to government on various copyright related proposals. She also
represents and speaks on CAL's behalf at government enquiries.
In her former role as Corporate Counsel, Caroline was involved
in developing CAL's licensing and distribution policies and digital
In addition to her role as a General Manager, Caroline is CAL's
Company Secretary, managing many aspects of CAL's corporate compliance
activities and liaising with the Board of Directors and its various
Caroline is a well-known local and international speaker on all
areas related to copyright, and is involved with the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation
of Reproduction Rights Organisation (IFFRO), acting as a member
of its Asia Pacific Committee, Digital Issues Group and Chair
of the Legal Issues Committee.
Caroline has a BA and LLB from Sydney University and an MBA from
Collecting Societies in the Digital Age
There have been many pronouncements on the demise of collecting
societies and copyright since the beginnings of the World Wide
Web. There is no doubt the digital age and changing consumer demands
have posed serious challenges for those seeking to earn a living
from the use of their work. However collecting societies will
continue to ensure rightsholders and creators are provided with
freedom of choice - whether it be to supply and share work free
of charge or to receive a financial reward for their endeavour.
The challenge now lies in developing a viable framework which
allows the easy exchange of digital creative material in a way
which continues to see the information economy flourish.
Roger Clarke/ Panel Moderator - Open Content
Licensing and a fair go for creatives in a digital environment
Roger Clarke is a consultant in the management of information
and information technology. He works through his own company,
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd. He has spent over 35 years in the I.T.
industry, as professional, manager, consultant and academic.
His work encompasses corporate strategy, government policy, and
public advocacy, particularly in relation to:
- information infrastructure; and
- privacy and dataveillance.
Roger Clarke is a prolific author and speaker. He is a longstanding
public interest advocate, particularly in relation to information
Jenny Ferber - Keeping ahead of the game: workplace
learning in a rapidly changing media environment. Insights from
To stay ahead of the game in the rapidly changing digital media
environment, the ABC needs to be remain flexible, creative and
attuned to the needs of its audiences. It's people need to be
able to respond quickly with innovative programs, they also need
to be quick learners. This presents a challenge for traditional
models of organisational training. Jenny will discuss the how
the ABC is meeting this challenge.
Jenny is Head of ABC Learning at the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation where she has reorganised the learning and development
function to more closely align training to the ABC's business
goals and to individual performance management. She has also overseen
the introduction of accredited training to the ABC. The latest
focus for ABC Learning is on building a learning organisation
to support corporate sustainability and renewal in the rapidly
changing media environment.
Pare Keiha-2006 Launch of AEShareNet instant
Pare Keiha is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor for Commercialisation,
the Pro Vice Chancellor for Maori Advancement and the Dean of
the Faculty of Maori Development, at AUT. Dr Keiha's present academic
pursuits include Maori development, competition law and policy,
intellectual property law, corporate governance and the economics
of the New Zealand primary products sector. His business experience
covers strategic and business planning, project management and
marketing. He also maintains an active career as a professional
director and is a member of the Institute of Directors.