Brian holds postgraduate law degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University.
He is co-editor of one of Australia's leading texts on E-Commerce, Software and the Internet - Going Digital 2000 - and has published articles on Law and the Internet, Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law in Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan.
Over the past two years Brian has delivered seminars on information technology and intellectual property law in Australia, New Zealand, China, USA, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands. In October 1999 Brian delivered the Seventh Annual Tenzer Lecture - Software as Discourse: The Power of Intellectual Property in Digital Architecture - at Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University in New York.
In October 2000 he was invited as a part of the Distinguished Speaker series hosted by the Ontario wide Centre for Innovation Law and Policy to deliver an address on Digital Property at the University of Western Ontario Law School in London, Canada.
During the first half of 2001 he was a Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University Law School in Silicon Valley USA, teaching a seminar on Digital Property (external link). In March 2001 he convened a forum on "Innovation, Software, and Reverse Engineering: Technological and Legal Issues" and in June 2001 organised a seminar on "Legal and Business Issues Relating to Open Source Software" both held at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.
From 1998-2001 Brian was Head of the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University in NSW.
Author's website: Professor Brian Fitzgerald