Matthew Rimmer

Dr Matthew Rimmer is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the Australian National University. His doctoral thesis was entitled The Pirate Bazaar: The Social Life of Copyright Law and he has published widely on copyright law – addressing such topics as copyright term extension, fair use and time-shifting, peer to peer networks, moral rights, and traditional knowledge. He is a member of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Advisory Group of the Australian Library and Information Association. He is also a chief investigator on both ARC Discovery and Linkage Projects and is an authority on plant breeders' rights, agricultural patents, technology use agreements and genetic use restriction technologies as well as issues surrounding access to genetic resources, informed consent, and benefit-sharing. Matthew Rimmer’s publications include Rip, Mix, Burn: The Politics Of Peer-to-peer And Copyright Law (with Kathy Bowrey) and The Dead Poets Society: The Copyright Term And The Public Domain.

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