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  • Faculty of Law and Business

  • Nat Thomas More Law School

  • Professor Brian Fitzgerald

    Brian Fitzgerald studied law at the Queensland University of Technology graduating as a University Medallist in Law and holds postgraduate degrees in Law from Oxford University and Harvard University.

    He is a well-known Intellectual Property and Information Technology/Internet lawyer who has pioneered the teaching of Internet/Cyber Law in Australia. He has published articles on Intellectual Property and Internet Law in Australia, the United States, Europe, Nepal, India, Canada and Japan and his latest (co-authored) books are Cyberlaw: Cases and Materials on the Internet, Digital Intellectual Property and E Commerce (2002); Jurisdiction and the Internet (2004); Intellectual Property in Principle (2004) and Internet and Ecommerce Law (2007). Over the past eight years Brian has delivered seminars on Information Technology, Internet and Intellectual Property law in Australia, Canada, China, Brazil, New Zealand, USA, Nepal, India, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Norway, Croatia and the Netherlands.

    His current projects include work on intellectual property issues across the areas of Copyright, Digital Content and the Internet, Copyright and the Creative Industries in China, Open Content Licensing and the Creative Commons, Free and Open Source Software, Research Use of Patents, Science Commons, e-Research, Licensing of Digital Entertainment and Anti-Circumvention Law. He has organised numerous conferences on Intellectual Property and Internet Law in Australia, is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and has made a number of significant submissions to the government in the area of Internet and IP Law.

    From 1998-2002 Brian was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia and from January 2002 - January 2007 he was appointed as Head of the School of Law at QUT in Brisbane. In 2009 he was appointed to Government 2.0 Taskforce and to the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP).

    Between 2007 and 2012 he was a specialist Research Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation at QUT and is currently Executive Dean of Law at ACU.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3640 (Melbourne) Email :

  • Dr Kunle Ola

    Dr Kunle Ola is a Lecturer at the Thomas More Law School teaching Intellectual Property, Business Organisations, Contract and Consumer Protection. He's research focuses on Intellectual Property, Copyright Collective Administration and Open Access to Knowledge. In his research he has collaborated with reputable agencies including, the Ford Foundation, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Australian Research Council (ARC) and Canada's International Development Research Council (IDRC). He has published with reputable international publishers and journals. His recent work on Open Access titled Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria: A framework for developing countries was recently published with Routledge (2018).

    Phone : +61399533652 (Melbourne) Email :


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