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Professor Melissa de Zwart

Telephone +61 8 8313 5172
Position Dean of Law
Building Ligertwood Building
Floor/Room 5 11
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Law School

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Biography/ Background

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Prior to joining academia, Melissa was Legal Manager, CSIRO, where she specialised in technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property. Melissa taught in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Monash University for 13 years, and has a special interest in copyright, digital technology, social networking, virtual communities and online games.


BA (Hons), LL B (Hons), LL M (Melb), Ph D (Monash), Grad Cert Higher ED (Monash)

Research Interests

Copyright, fair dealing, digital technology, content regulation, online games, social networking, governance of online environments, digital identity, new media, convergence.


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Professional Associations

Member, Classifications Review Board

Member, Copyright Society of Australia

Member, IPSANZ

Advisory Board, Virtual Policy Network

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesLaw, Crime & Justice, Media & Journalism
Expertisesocial networking; online media; virtual worlds; online games; copyright
NotesBoard Member, Classification Review Board Member,Copyright Council Expert Advisory Group Member, Virtual Policy Network

Entry last updated: Friday, 3 Feb 2017

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