Delia Browne

Delia is an extremely experienced copyright law policy lawyer and is currently the National Copyright Director of Australian Schools and Technical and Advcanced Education colleges(TAFEs). Delia manages the National Copyright Unit which provides specialist copyright advice to schools and the TAFE sector, implements smart copying initiatives and conducts negotiations with collecting societies on behalf of schools and TAFE institutes. In her current role- she led the successful 2005- 2006 education law reform efforts which led to the introduction of free educational use copyright exceptions. She is currently advocating for the introduction of fair use as recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission to the ALRC Review Copyright and the Digital Economy and again most recently by Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property arrangments. She is the education lead of Creative Commons Australia and recently represented Creative Commons at WIPO Standing Commitee Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  Delia is a strong advocate of the open education movement and has actively participated in several international meetings on promoting open resources, technology and teaching practices in education. Delia works closely with Creative Commons and the Open Society Institue and others to  promote open education in Australia and throughout the world. Delia is one of the co-founders and the President of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) www.p2pu.org .