On 20 July 2015, La Trobe Law School, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria held a joint panel on ‘It’s not Theft, it’s Art’. The event was chaired by Dr Oz Susler from La Trobe Law School. The expert panellists addressed a wide range of issues from the impact of illegal downloading on the film and television industry to protection against the imitation of designs. The common theme of finding a balance between users’ rights and those who own intellectual property was discussed through different forms of art.
La Trobe Law School would like to thank all those who attended the event and the following people for their contribution to the success of the night:
LUMA for their generous installation of their art collection. In particular we would like to thank Michael Brennan and Anita La Pietra for their contribution. We received many compliments regarding the art work displayed.
National Gallery Victoria and Katherine Chien
LTU Community Engagement Director, Ms Susan Davies, and LTU Events, Marketing and Engagement
Head of La Trobe Law School, Professor Patrick Keyzer
La Trobe Law School, Projects Officer, Ms Sharon Groves
And of course our panellists for their stellar performance:
Bethany Jones, Head of Business Affairs/Producer, Mushroom Pictures
Michael McMahon, Commercial Director, Matchbox Pictures
Patricia Adjei, Indigenous Engagement Manager and Legal Officer, Copyright Agency Limited
Ewan McEoin, Senior Curator, Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria