The Communications Law Centre, UTS is an independent, non-profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy.
The Communications Law Centre Ltd was established in 1988 and it is now a UTS Centre in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Communications law addresses the flow of information and communications and the function of the media. It is a key part of the social fabric. Its proper function maintains the health of a liberal democracy. Well founded communications policy, law and practice are elements of the social infrastructure of a national and global information society and the knowledge economy.
Communications policy encompasses the legal, social and economic aspects of many subjects which are of vital interest to the community.
CLC will focus its resources to make a meaningful contribution to the field of communications and media policy, law and practice and we will conduct an agenda of research and reform which contributes to social and economic development.
Vision of the Communications Law Centre
To uphold free and responsible expression.
To promote leading research, policy, law reform, education and advocacy that support:
- the communication of ideas;
- diversity of expression;
- equity of access to communications media;
- trust and responsibility in communications; and
- integrity and accountability of the communications media;
in the public interest.
On 24 Sept 2013 Professor Michael Fraser participated in this Wheeler Centre Intelligence Squared debate looking at the obstacles and opportunities of copyright today and tomorrow. Chaired by Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams and with panellists Angela Daly, Simon Groth, Suelette Dreyfus, Lori Flekser and Elmo Keep. Watch the debate here