Kate has over 25 years experience advising copyright collecting societies and the publishing industries in relation to all aspects of enforcement, rate setting, regulation and commercialisation. Kate advises the music and book publishing industries on licensing structures and copyright management, and has extensive experience in dispute resolution and copyright litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and the Copyright Tribunal of Australia. Kate has acted in numerous key copyright proceedings, and in authorisation and notification proceedings before the ACCC and the Australian Competition Tribunal. Kate was a founding partner of the Banki Haddock Fiora partnership in 1995. Kate has served as a director and board member of several companies and provides advice to boards in relation to directors’ duties. She is Chair of the Australian Copyright Council and Authors Legal, and is a Director of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia Limited. Kate has been listed in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 200 Lawyers in Australia (Intellectual Property) since 2009.
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