UTS to launch online law centre

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UTS to launch online law centre

Centre to intervene 'in the public interest'.

UTS is establishing a non-profit Communications Law Centre (CLC) to deal with online law and policy, media and communications.

The centre will be launched on 3 March and will focus on issues such as the liability of ISPs in protecting copyright and the rollout of the NBN.

Its director, Michael Fraser, is a professor of Law at the university and was CEO of the Copyright Agency Limited for 21 years.

"We will intervene in the public interest in court cases and have already done so ahead of this official launch, in particular the cash-for-comment case before the Federal Court last year," he said.

"There are landmark legal cases and issues, such as the liability of internet service providers, the Google books deal, proposed content filtering and the rollout of the national broadband network (NBN)."

The CLC launch will be attended by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

Anne Hurley, CEO of the Communications Alliance, and NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley will also address launch attendees about the current status of the NBN.

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