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Roger Clarke's 'IP Business Models for the TAFE Sector'

IP Business Models for the TAFE Sector

Roger Clarke **

Abstract of 16 September 2005

Prepared for a Professional Learning Seminar for the Victorian TAFE Development Centre, Melbourne, 20 September 2005

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We know that 'the Internet changed everything'. But after more than a decade, the music and film industries are still in denial.

Fortunately, the VET sector is much better positioned to reap the benefits of digital materials than the music and film industries. That's because everyone in TAFE has always understood the sharing ethos, and appreciates the fact that digital materials are so much more readily adapted and re-purposed.

This presentation will provide an overview of the alternative approaches to doing business with digital copyright objects. It will stress the importance of copyright clearance on the input end, and productisation and correct choice of copyright licence-type on the output end.


Clarke R. (2003) 'Copyright: The Spectrum of Content Licensing' Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 2 July 2003, at

Clarke R. (2004a) 'Open Source Software and Open Content as Models for eBusiness' Proc. 17th Int'l eCommerce Conf., Bled, Slovenia, 21-23 June 2004, at

Clarke R. (2004b) 'Peer-to-Peer (P2P) - An Overview' Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 1 November 2004, at

Clarke R. (2004c) 'eBusiness Models for Sharing Content' Invited Presentation to the conference on 'Unlocking I.P.: New models for sharing and trading intellectual property', U.N.S.W. Sydney, 18-19 November 2004, at

Clarke R. (2005) 'P2P Technology's Strategic and Policy Implications' Invited Address to the ECom-IComp Experts Address Series at the University of Hong Kong, 8 September 2005, at

Clarke R. & Dempsey G. (1999) 'Electronic Trading in Copyright Objects and Its Implications for Universities', Proc. Aust. EDUCAUSE'99 Conf., Sydney, 18-21 April 1999, at

Clarke R., Higgs P.L. & Dempsey G. (2000) 'Key Design Issues in Marketspaces for Intellectual Property Rights' Proc. 13th International EC Conference, in Bled, Slovenia, 19-21 June 2000, at

Author Affiliations

Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor in the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., and Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University.

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