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PIPA SOPA (If You Have to Ask...)
Code: 138  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction
Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Thomas Tudehope, Zoë Rodriguez, Jeff Jarvis
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The US Congress has been considering legislation that would restrict the Internet, all in the name of preventing piracy and protecting copyrighted material. Is this just a battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley or should writers everywhere fear loss of their rights if access to the Internet is unfettered? Zoë Rodriguez, from Copyright Agency Limited, Thomas Tudehope and Jeff Jarvis see if there is any reconciliation between the need to share our words and to get paid for them.

Presented with support form CAL Cultural Fund.

Thomas Tudehope (Australian)

Thomas Tudehope is one of Australia's most recognised social media experts. Thomas pioneered the use of social media and online activism in Australian politics through his work with Malcolm Turnbull as a cabinet minister, leader of the Opposition and member for Wentworth. Since then Thomas has worked at Sky News and at social media advisory firm SR7. He now runs his own social media consultancy. Thomas has been widely published on issues such as online privacy, cyber bullying and media in the digital age.

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Zoë Rodriguez (Australian)

Zoë Rodriguez is a lawyer at Copyright Agency, an organisation representing the collective copyright interests of over 20,000 Australian authors, publishers and artists. She has two key roles at Copyright Agency: contributing to policy positions through advocating for mechanisms to support the interests of Australia’s creative industries; and managing the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The Cultural Fund provides $2 million per year to organisations and individuals for projects that will benefit Australia’s publishing and visual arts industries.

Jeff Jarvis (International)

Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How sharing in the digital age improves the way we work and live and What Would Google Do?, blogs about media and news at He is associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York. Jeff is consulting editor and a partner at Daylife, a news start-up, and also consults for media companies. He lives in the New York area.

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