The Asian Pacific Copyright Association 
in conjunction with the 
Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research 
cordially invites you to attend a Seminar entitled: 
“Copyright and Cartography: 
Past, present and future” 
Presented by Associate Professor Isabella Alexander 
University of Technology Sydney

It is over a decade since Google Maps launched, beginning a process which would forever change the way our physical and digital worlds interact. Maps are no longer solely fixed, physical, two-dimensional printed objects; they can also be digital, multi-dimensional and dynamic entities. Yet they still offer a representation of the real world and they still attract the protection of copyright law. However, the property interests of copyright owners are not the only ones at stake; the public also has a pressing interest in being able to access and use accurate geographical information. Digital maps may have revolutionised the way we view the world and our place within it, but the issues they present have deep historical roots. This seminar explores those roots and the impact they continue to have on the treatment of digital maps and geospatial data in today’s world.


    Isabella Alexander

Isabella Alexander researches and teaches in the area of intellectual property law, specialising in the law of copyright. Her research lies mainly in the fields of legal history and copyright law. Isabella joined the Law Faculty at UTS in 2012. She was previously Director of Studies in Law and Fellow in Law at Robinson College, Cambridge, and a Newton Trust Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Prior to being in Cambridge she practised as a solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney.


      Thursday, 31 May 2018 from 5.30 - 6.30

                      The seminar will be followed by the APCA Annual General Meeting 

        from 6.30 - 6.45 pm (for APCA members only) CPD hours will be given upon request

Victoria University of Wellington, Rutherford House

Lecture Theater 2, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Refreshments will be available from 6.30 pm


 This is a free seminar. For catering purposes kindly RSVP (acceptances only) by Friday 25 May to Vanessa at vanessa.borg@vuw.ac.nz. The Pipitea Campus map (available here) shows Rutherford House LT 2 on page 2 of the map – with the coordinates 13-15 : d-f.