Essential Contracts & Contract Terms for e-Commerce & Online Business Ventures

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

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Dr Adrian McCullagh, Principal, ODMOB Lawyers; Deputy Chair, Privacy and Data Law Committee, Queensland Law Society; Member, Digital Commerce Committee, Law Council of Australia; Member, Blockchain Technical Committee, Standards Australia

Essential Contracts & Contract Terms for e-Commerce & Online Business Ventures


  • Internet and e-commerce: critical law, business and policy issues
  • E-contracts: checklist of key contracts and contract terms to have in place for any online business ventures
  • Business terms and conditions (customer-facing agreements)
  • Signatures and authentication
  • Privacy policies, confidentiality considerations & website terms of use
  • Liability issues
  • Online dispute resolution

Presented by Dr Anne Fitzgerald, Barrister, QLD Bar; Co-author, Internet and E-Commerce Law, Business and Policy; Introduction to Intellectual Property 1st Edition; Intellectual Property Principles and Practice; and Nutshell: Intellectual Property 4th Edition, Thomson Reuters; Member, Future & Technologies Committee, Bar Association of QLD


Dr Anne Fitzgerald, Barrister, Dr Anne Fitzgerald
Dr Anne Fitzgerald is a Barrister (Queensland and Tasmania), who has practised, taught and researched in the areas of intellectual property law, internet/e-commerce law, technology and the law and international law. She has worked as a senior legal academic, in private and public sector legal practices and as an adviser to government. Anne has a JSD degree from Columbia University, New York (2002), a LLM degree from Columbia University (1992) and a LLM (International Business Law) from the University of London (1989). She graduated with a LLB(Hons) from the University of Tasmania and was Associate to the (then) Chief Justice (and later Governor) of Tasmania, Sir Guy Green. She has held academic appointments at several Australian universities and has presented conference papers, guest lectures and seminars worldwide. Until 2014 Anne held an appointment as Professor of Law at QUT Law Faculty where she took a leading role in landmark research projects and supervised several PhD candidates. At QUT, Anne was a member of the team that inaugurated the WIPO-QUT IP Masters in 2010 and was responsible for the Patent Law & Biotechnological Inventions course in the WIPO program. In 2012 and 2013 Anne led QUT Law School's Intellectual Property and Innovation Law research program. Anne has been a member of Australia's two principal federal government-appointed standing advisory committees on intellectual property: the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) and the Copyright Law Review Committee's Expert Advisory Group. She was a consultant to the review of Australia's innovation system (Venturous Australia: Building strength in innovation (2008)) and was commissioned Government 2.0 Taskforce to write a report on copyright (Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0 (2009)). From 2005 Anne was the legal lead on projects that modelled and implemented systems for the application of Creative Commons licences to government copyright materials (public sector information) and publicly-funded research outcomes (such as journal articles and data). From 2007 to 2014 Anne was the project lead for Creative Commons Australia's engagement with the Australian public sector and played a central role in the work that resulted in Creative Commons licences being adopted as the default copyright licence by the Australian federal government in 2010, followed by other Australian State governments. Anne has published extensively in her fields of expertise. Her most recent publication is Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice (with D Eliades and R Olwan), Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2022. Other recent publications include: Introduction to Intellectual Property, (with D Eliades), Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2015; Intellectual Property Law (Nutshell series), (with D Eliades), Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 4th ed, 2015; Internet and E-Commerce Law, Business and Policy (with Brian Fitzgerald and others), Thomson Reuters, Sydney, 2011.

Dr. Adrian McCullagh, Principal, ODMOB Lawyers
Adrian has degrees in Computer Science and Law as well as a Ph.D. in IT Security. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Information Security Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology. He has been practicing in IT law for more than 30 years being one of the pioneer IT lawyers within Australia. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the American Bar Association and participate in the Information Security Forum. In 1999 he was the QUT Faculty of Information Technology Alumnus of the year. Even though in private practice he continues to undertake research matters with academics at the Griffith University and the University of Queensland and has published in a wide variety of academic journals in the USA, UK and Australia. He is a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee for the Queensland Law Society. Adrian’s current research interests include Telecoms security, IT security, IT governance, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and its uses in supply chain management, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and Identity Management. He is also investigating the impact of autonomous vehicles and machine learning and their policy considerations.


Essential Contracts & Contract Terms for e-Commerce & Online Business Ventures


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CPD Points 0.5
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