Brian Fitzgerald
Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald is Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law from Oxford University and Harvard University and is acknowledged as a leading scholar in the areas of Intellectual Property and Internet Law. From 1998-2002 he was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia and from January 2002 to January 2007 was appointed as Head of the School of Law at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Brian is currently a specialist Research Professor at QUT and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.Since 2004, Brian has been Project Lead of Creative Commons Australia. His work on applying CC licenses to government information and on Open Access to Knowledge is internationally recognized. His research team is made up of scholars from all over the world, particularly from developing and emerging economies. Brian has a strong commitment to the creative and technology communities and in 2010 established a legal clinic that provides free legal advice for local artists and start-ups that cannot afford to pay for legal services.