Kimberlee Weatherall

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Kimberlee Weatherall

Kimberlee ('Kim') Weatherall is an Australian intellectual property lawyer, blogger and academic.

Weatherall studied at Oxford and Yale, then worked for Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney before becoming a lecturer at the Melbourne Law School. She is also the Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and board member of the Australian Digital Alliance. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School. She was awarded the third annual Rusty Wrench award for service to the free software community at 2007.


Her blog Weatherall's Law is one of the few covering IP issues in Australia in a manner accessible to non-lawyers.[citation needed] It contains detailed analyses of legal issues in Australia, including cases, legislation and legislative review. Started in mid-2002, the blog was particularly active in discussing the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement IP Chapter.

On 10 January 2007 Weatherall announced she would cease posting to the blog.[1] She continues to blog on intellectual property law issues at LawFont.[2]

Submissions and Influence[edit]

Weatherall was cited in the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report on the required Exceptions for Technological Protection Measures. Her article on Sony vs. Stevens (which tested the anti-circumvention law in Australia) was quoted twice in the final decision.[peacock term]


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