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Submission

Matthew Rimmer, ‘A Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Canberra: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Australian Parliament, April 2021, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Treaties/RCEP , QUT ePrints: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/210126, BePress Selected Works: https://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/376/, SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3893279 and OSF: https://osf.io/3mvd9

Inquiry

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, ‘The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’, Canberra: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Australian Parliament, 2021, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Treaties/RCEP


iFixit, Repair Manifesto, https://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

SUBMISSION

Matthew Rimmer, A Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry on the Right to Repair, Melbourne: Productivity Commission, 23 July 2021, https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/repair#draft Bepress Selected Works, https://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/381/ SSRN https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3891319 OSF: https://osf.io/p48bq

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Recommendation 1

The Productivity Commission is to be congratulated for producing a comprehensive discussion paper on the complex and tangled topic of the right to repair. Taking an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the issue, the Productivity Commission shows a strong understanding that the topic of the right to repair is a multifaceted policy issue. Its draft report covers the fields of consumer law, competition policy, intellectual property, product…


Creative Commons Summit 2020 Tuesday, October 20 • 09:00–09:30

The Internet Archive and The National Emergency Library: Copyright Law and the Coronavirus COVID-19

Abstract

The Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library to provide for access to knowledge for those who were unable to access their usual libraries, schools, and educational institutions. In response, four large publishers have brought a copyright lawsuit against the Internet Archive, alleging both direct copyright infringement, as well as secondary copyright infringement. The Author’s Guild has supported this action. …


Matthew Rimmer

Jacinda Ardern — A New Kind of Leader

Policy Submission

Matthew Rimmer, Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan: A Submission to the New Zealand Ministry of Health, New Zealand Government, 4 June 2021, https://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/377/

Press Release

Niki Widdowson, ‘“Commit to Quit” on World No Tobacco Day’, QUT Media, 31 May 2021, https://www.qut.edu.au/news?id=176511

Media

Marlene Even, ‘New Zealand’s 2025 Smokefree Goal’, 2Ser 107.3, 2 June 2021, https://2ser.com/world-no-tobacco-day/

Inquiry

New Zealand Ministry of Health, Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan, Wellington: New Zealand Government, 2021 https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control and https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control/smokefree-aotearoa-2025 and https://consult.health.govt.nz/tobacco-control/smokefree2025-actionplan/


QUT Media, 31 May 2021

Australia, New Zealand, and the United States governments’ further definitive moves toward the goal of ending tobacco use, are to be celebrated on World No Tobacco Day today, says QUT legal expert on tobacco control Professor Matthew Rimmer.

  • Australia should continue its world lead in tobacco control by supporting Asia-Pacific neighbours
  • Quit smoking campaign combined with COVID-19 public health messaging needed — smokers’ higher risk
  • New Zealand avidly pursuing 2025 Smokefree Goal

A chief investigator in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Tobacco Endgame, Professor Rimmer said the theme, ‘Commit to Quit’ signified…


QUT Media

6th May 2021

QUT leading law expert Professor Matthew Rimmer says today’s announcement by the US to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines is an “an important corrective to vaccine nationalism and corporate profiteering”.

Professor Rimmer, who has two decades’ experience on the legalities of intellectual property and access to essential medicines, said the US decision should help break a deadlock in the World Trade Organisation and put pressure on Australia to reconsider its position.

The United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai announced this morning the Biden-Harris Administration supported waiving intellectual property protection in respect of…


Remaking the Maker Movement

QUT Faculty of Business and Law

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Z1064, Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block

QUT Gardens Point Campus

Session 5 — International Makerspaces (4:00 pm — 5:00 pm)

4:00 pm — 4:20 pm

Institutionalisation and Informal Innovation in South African Maker Communities

Dr Chris Armstrong, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg; University of Ottawa; and Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network

Abstract

This presentation explores the current modalities at play in respect of institutionalisation and informal innovation in maker communities in South Africa. Research in 2016–18…


Remaking the Maker Movement

QUT Faculty of Business and Law

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Z1064, Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block

QUT Gardens Point Campus

Session 4 — Makerspaces and the Law (3:00 pm — 4:00 pm)

3:00–3:20 pm

The Role and Patent Infringement Liability of Fab Labs and Community Makerspaces in COVID-19 Response

Dr Muhammad Zaheer Abbas, QUT

Abstract

The rapid spread of COVID-19 created an unprecedented demand for critical medical equipment. 3D printing is uniquely well-positioned to support the shortage of critical medical devices in a health emergency by enabling customization and…


Remaking the Maker Movement

QUT Faculty of Business and Law

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Z1064, Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block

QUT Gardens Point Campus

Session 3 — Community Makerspaces (1:30 pm — 2:30 pm)

1:30 pm — 1:50 pm

Tool Libraries: Innovation Hubs for Economic Degrowth

Sabrina Chakori, Brisbane Tool Library Inc.

Abstract

Founded in 2017 by Sabrina Chakori, the Brisbane Tool Library enables people to borrow tools, camping and sports gear, party appliances and other equipment saved from landfill. The Brisbane Tool Library work aims to build a degrowth (postgrowth) economy, by creating sustainable communities through…


Remaking the Maker Movement

QUT Faculty of Business and Law

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Z1064, Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block

QUT Gardens Point Campus

Session 2 — Scientific Makerspaces (11:30 am — 11:50 am)

11:30 am — 11:50 am

Soft Matter Materials Laboratory

Dr Sarah Walden, QUT

Abstract

3D printing is a ubiquitous fabrication method in advanced manufacturing. Whilst many methods of 3D printing have been developed, light-based techniques are particularly attractive due to the spatio-temporal control and high precision in the delivered energy. …

Matthew Rimmer

Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, QUT. #Copyright #Patent #Trademark #plainpacks #Access2meds #SDGs #Climate #IndigenousIP #trade #TPP

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