Professor Kathy Bowrey

Doctor of Juridical Studies (SJD), University of Sydney 1994. Dissertation Title: Don't Fence Me In. The Many Histories of Copyright.

BA LLB Macquarie University 1988; Admitted as a Solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW, 1989.

Dr Kathy Bowrey is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney. She is a legal historian and socio-legal researcher whose research explores laws and practices that inform knowledge creation and the production, distribution and reception of technology and culture. Her primary expertise relates to intellectual property, information technology regulation, regulatory theory, media practice, business history, feminist scholarship and a concern for Indigenous rights. She has a strong interest in higher education research policy and research management. She has acted as a Consultant to the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) concerning research assessment exercises in law. 

    Professor Bowrey is a foundation member of the International Society for Theory and History of Intellectual Property, established in 2008. This organisation sprang from international interest across law, humanities and the sciences to foster intellectual property research and better communication across national and disciplinary boundaries.

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    Book Chapters

    Bowrey K; Graham N, 2017, 'The Placelessness of Property, Intellectual Property and Cultural Heritage Law in the Australian Legal Landscape', in Logan W; Antons C (ed.), Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage, Taylor & Francis

    Bowrey KA, 2016, 'Law, Aesthetics and Copyright Historiography: A Critical Reading of the Genealogies of Martha Woodmansee and Mark Rose', in Alexander I; Gomez-Arostegui T (ed.), Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 27 - 52

    Bowrey KA; Salter B, 2014, 'Dramatic copyright and the Disneyfication of theatre space', in Bowrey K; Handler M (ed.), Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, pp. 123 - 139, http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/law/intellectual-property/law-and-creativity-age-entertainment-franchise

    Bowrey KA; Handler M, 2014, 'Franchise Dynamics, Creativity and the Law', in Bowrey K; Handler M (ed.), Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 3 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139626781.002

    Bowrey KA; Handler M, 2014, 'Instituting Copyright: Reconciling Copyright Law and Industry Practice in the Australian Film and Television Sector', in Bowrey KA; Handler M (ed.), Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 140 - 169, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/law/intellectual-property/law-and-creativity-age-entertainment-franchise?format=HB

    Bowrey K, 2014, 'Commentary: Kartinyerri', in Douglas H; Bartlett F; Luker T; Hunter R (ed.), Australian Feminist Judgments : Righting and Re-Writing Law, Federation Press, Australia, pp. 41 - 45

    Bowrey KA, 2012, 'The Manufacture of Authentic Buzz', in Hunter D; Lobato R; Richardson M; Thomas J (ed.), Amateur Media: Social, cultural and legal perspectives, edn. Original, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 73 - 93, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415782654/

    Bowrey KA, 2012, 'The World Daguerreotyped – What a Spectacle! Copyright law, photography and the economic mission of Empire', in Sherman B; Wiseman L (ed.), Copyright and the Challenge of the New, edn. Original, Wolters Kluwer, pp. 11 - 42

    2012, 'International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: An Australian Perspective', in Graber CB; Kuprecht K; Lai JC (ed.), International Trade In Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Legal and Policy Issues, edn. Original, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 396, http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=14627

    Bowrey KA, 2011, 'Indigenous Culture, Knowledge and Intellectual Property', in Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D (ed.), Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 46 - 67, http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Law/IntellectualProperty/IntellectualProperty/?view=usa&ci=9780195575125roperty/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780195575125

    Bowrey KA, 2010, 'On clarifying the role of originality and fair use in 19th century UK jurisprudence: appreciating ‘the humble grey which emerges as the result of long controversy', in Bently L; Ng C; Agostino GD (ed.), The Common Law Of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Prof David Vaver, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 45 - 69

    Bowrey KA, 2007, 'Fertile Ground: Law, Innovation and Creative Technologies', in McMillan F (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law Vol 5, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 162 - 196

    Bowrey KA, 2007, 'What are you missing out on? Big Media, Broadcasting, Copyright and Access to Innovation', in Kenyon AT (ed.), TV Futures: Digital Television Policy in Australia, edn. Original, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 135 - 165

    Bowrey KA, 2006, 'The New, the Bad, the Hot, the fad - popular music, technology and the culture of freedom', in Macmillan F (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law: Volume 2, edn. 2, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 262 - 271

    Bowrey KA, 2005, 'Can we afford to think about copyright in a global marketplace?', in Macmillan F (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law: Volume 1, edn. Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 51 - 69

    Bowrey KA, 2002, 'Who`s Painting Copyright`s History?', in McLean D; Schubert K (ed.), Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture, edn. 1, Ridinghouse and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, pp. 256 - 274

    Books

    Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D; Weatherall K, 2015, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/law/9780195598469-australian-intellectual-property

    Bowrey K; Handler M; Nicol D, 2010, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

    Bowrey KA, 2005, Law & Internet Cultures, 1st, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

    Conference Presentations

    Bond C; Bowrey K, 2016, 'Dramatisation, Film and Performance Rights: Reconciling Nineteenth Century British Law and Business Practice', presented at Australasian IP Academics Conference, University of Western Australia, 03 February 2016

    Bond C; Bowrey K, 2014, 'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab: An inquiry into how late 19th century copyright law supported colonial 'Australian' productions', presented at Australia and New Zealand Law and History Conference, University of New England, 10 December 2014

    Bowrey K; Handler M, 2013, 'Instituting Copyright: Reconciling Copyright Law and Industry Practice in the Buying and Selling of TV Formats', presented at 5th Annual International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) Workshop, Cultural Economy and Intellectual Property, Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2), 26 - 28 June 2013

    Edited Books

    Bowrey KA; Handler M; Nicol D; Weatherall K, (eds.), 2015, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice, 2nd, Oxford University Press, Australia, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/law/academic__and__reference/9780195598469

    Bowrey KA; Handler M, (eds.), 2014, Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise, Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/law/intellectual-property/law-and-creativity-age-entertainment-franchise?format=HB&isbn=9781107039896

    Bowrey KA; Handler M; Nicol D, (eds.), 2011, Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

    Bowrey KA; Handler M; Nicol D, (eds.), 2011, Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

    Bowrey KA; Handler M; Nicol D, (eds.), 2010, Australian Intellectual Property Law. Commentary, Law & Practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

    Bowrey K; McKeough J; Griffith P, (eds.), 2007, Intellectual Property: Commentary and Materials, 3, Law Book Co., Sydney

    MacMillan F; Bowrey KA, (eds.), 2006, New Directions in Copyright Law Vol 3, Original, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK

    Bowrey K; McKeough J; Griffith P, (eds.), 2002, Intellectual Property: Commentary and Materials, 3, Law Book Co., Sydney

    Journal articles

    Bellido J; Bowrey K, 2018, 'Disney in Spain (1930–1935)', Business History, vol. 60, pp. 1277 - 1307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2017.1299129

    Bowrey KA, 2016, 'Speaking of Us, About Us and For Us: The Teleology of the Copy and The Colonial Archive', Law&History, vol. 2016, pp. 132 - 161

    Bowrey KA, 2016, 'Book review of Tiffany Jenkins, Keeping their Marbles. How the treasures of the past ended up in museums … and why they should stay there', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 25, pp. 20 - 21

    Bellido J; Bowrey K, 2014, 'From the Author to the Proprietor: Newspaper Copyright and The Times (1842–1956)', Journal of Media Law, vol. 6, pp. 206 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17577632.6.2.206

    Bowrey KA, 2013, 'Audit Culture: Why Law Journals are Ranked and What Impact This Has on the Discipline of Law Today', Legal Education Review, vol. 23, pp. 291 - 312, http://www.ler.edu.au/

    Bowrey KA, 2011, 'The New Intellectual Property: Celebrity, fans and the properties of the entertainment franchise', Griffith Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 188 - 210

    Bowrey KA, 2011, 'Law and its confinement: Reflections on Trevor Nickolls' 'brush with the lore'', Griffith Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 729 - 750, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=757816869000477;res=IELHSS

    Bowrey KA, 2010, 'Economic rights, culture claims and a culture of piracy in the Indigenous art market: what should we expect from the western legal system', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 13, pp. 35 - 58

    Bowrey KA, 2010, 'Why global regulation of ICT needs to be taken more seriously', Transnational Legal Theory, vol. 1, pp. 459 - 474

    Bowrey KA, 2009, 'Book Review:The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It', Political Quarterly, vol. 80, pp. 153 - 156

    Bowrey KA; Fowell NJ, 2009, 'Digging up fragments and building IP franchises', Sydney Law Review, vol. 31, pp. 185 - 210, http://www.law.usyd.edu.au/slr/

    Bowrey KA, 2009, 'Book Review: The True History of Copyright: the Australian Experience 1905-2005 by Benedict Atkinson', Media and Arts Law Review, vol. 14, pp. 96 - 100

    Bowrey KA; Bond CM, 2009, 'Copyright and the fourth estate: Does copyright support a sustainable and reliable public domain of news?', Intellectual Property Quarterly, pp. 399 - 427

    Bowrey K; Anderson J, 2009, 'The politics of global information sharing: Whose cultural agendas are being advanced?', Social and Legal Studies, vol. 18, pp. 479 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964663909345095

    Bowrey KA, 2007, 'Can a Public-Minded Copyight Deliver a more Democratic Internet?', UNB Law Journal, vol. 56, pp. 26 - 35

    Bowrey KA, 2007, 'Book Review: Andrew Chadwick, Internet Politics: State, Citizens and New Communicative Technologies', International History Review, vol. 29, pp. 935 - 937

    Bowrey KA, 2007, 'Book Review: Internet politics: States, citizens, and new communication technologies', International History Review, vol. 29, pp. 935 - 937

    Bowrey KA, 2006, 'Alternative intellectual property? Indigenous Protocols, Copyleft and new Juridifications of customary practices', Macquarie Law Journal, vol. 6, pp. 65 - 95

    Bowrey KA, 2005, 'Who writes the communication rules that underpin internet legal practice?', Internet Law Bulletin, vol. 8, pp. 49 - 52

    Bowrey K; Rimmer M, 2002, 'Rip, mix, burn: The politics of peer to peer and copyright law', First Monday, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i8.974

    Bowrey KA, 2002, 'The Ideal Copyright Framework for Authors? A Bounty to Genius and Learning', Australian Academic and Research Libraries, vol. 32, pp. 223 - 233

    Bowrey KA; Rimmer M, 2002, 'Rip, Mix, Burn: The Politics of Peer to Peer', First Monday: Peer Refereed Journal on the Internet, vol. 7

    Bowrey KA, 2001, 'The Outer Limits of Copyright Law - where law meets philosophy and culture', Law and Critique, vol. 12, pp. 75 - 98

    Bowrey KA, 2001, 'Retrospective Futures? Law, technology and copyright control in cyberspace', Media and Arts Law Review, pp. 181 - 191

    Other

    Bowrey K; Handler M, 2016, Medicare Logo Case Shows the Urgent Need to Update Australia's IP Laws, https://theconversation.com/medicare-logo-case-shows-the-urgent-need-to-update-australias-ip-laws-69458

    Reports

    Alexander I; Bowrey KA; Giblin R; Handler M; McKeough J; Pappalardo K; Ricketson S; Suzor N; Weatherall K, 2018, Submission to the Department of Communications and the Arts, Copyright Modernisation Consultation, https://www.communications.gov.au/sites/g/files/net301/f/submissions/alexander_et_al.pdf

    Bowrey KA; Alexander I; Bond C; Burrell R; Greenleaf G; Handler M; Nicol D; Neilsen J; Weatherall K, 2016, Submission 505 to Productivity Commission, Intellectual Property Arrangements: Draft Report, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/201520/subdr505-intellectual-property.pdf

    Weatherall K; Bowrey KA; Handler M; Alexander I, 2016, Submission to Department of Communications on exposure draft of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Cth)

    Bowrey KA, 2016, Assessment of law journal rankings and methodologies adopted by eight law schools 2016,, Council of Australian Law Deans, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm?abstractid=2734017

    Bowrey KA, 2015, Productivity Commission, Inquiry Into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/194752/sub086-intellectual-property.pdf

    Bowrey KA, 2013, Submission 554 to the Australian Law Reform Commission, Copyright and the Digital Economy: Discussion Paper Public Consultation, 2013, http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/copyright-and-digital-economy/submissions-received-alrc#Dpind

    Bowrey KA, 2013, Submission 94 to the Australian Law Reform Commission, Copyright and the Digital Economy: Issues Paper Public Consultation, 2013, http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/copyright-and-digital-economy/submissions-received-alrc

    Bowrey KA, 2013, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission, Copyright and the Digital Economy: Discussion Paper Public Consultation, 2013, Australia

    Bowrey KA, 2012, Kathy Bowrey, Report to Council of Australian Law Deans, Assessing Research Performance in the Discipline of Law, 2006-2011, Australia

    Bowrey KA, 2012, Submission to the Attorney General’s Department Review of Australian Contracts Law, 19 July 2012, Australia, http://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Documents/SubmissionstotheReviewofAustralianContractLaw/Submission%20010%20-%20Contract%20Law%20Review%20-%20Bowrey.pdf

    Bowrey KA, 2012, Assessing Research Performance in the Discipline of Law, 2006-2011., Council of Australian Law Deans, http://www.cald.asn.au/assets/lists/Resources/Prof%20Kathy%20Bowrey%20Research%20Quality%20Report%20to%20CALD.pdf

    Herchel Smith Visitor, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law/Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 2016.

    Research Visitor, Faculty of Law, Kent University, 2015.

    2014 - 2016    Prof Kathy Bowrey, Dr Catherine Bond, Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP140100172, Australian Made: A History of Australian Copyright Law and Creator Success 1868-1968

    Intellectual Property, Copyright, Media & Communications, Technology and Innovation, Globalisation and domestic law reform, Indigenous Rights Law, Cultural policy