On 22 November, inaugural ALRC Chairman, the Hon Michael Kirby, joined ALRC staff in a small ceremony to present the Kirby Cup to the winner of this year’s competition, Michael Dorman from Monash University, and to congratulate runner-up, Peter Key-Matuszak from UNSW.
The topic for the 2012 competition tied in with the current Copyright and the Digital Economy inquiry, and asked respondents to “suggest one or more new statutory exceptions for the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), consistent with Australia’s international legal obligations, and explain why it/they should be introduced or, alternatively, explain why further exceptions should not be introduced.”
Michael’s winning essay, Saving the right to parallel import in a digital world, is published on the ALRC website, and, at Michael’s request, has also been accepted as a submission to the Copyright inquiry.
The Kirby Cup is an essay competition held annually by the ALRC to encourage law students to engage with law reform generally, and with ALRC inquiries.
Photo: The Hon Michael Kirby with 2012 Kirby Cup winner, Michael Doorman.