page provides information about Bruce Arnold, the author
of the caslon.com.au site.
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Bruce Arnold is a digital technologies business analysis
and regulatory expert with experience in the Australian
public and private sectors. He teaches law in the Law
Faculty at the University of Canberra, Australia.
has a masters' law degree (juris doctor) (Deans
award for excellence, Thomson Reuters prize) from the
University of Canberra and is currently undertaking a
PhD in the law faculty of that university.
Bruce has a particular interest in questions of -
in digital environments
law of cultural property
was the internet technology and policy specialist on the
Intellectual Property Task Force established by the Commonwealth
Department of Communications, Information Technology &
the Arts (the federal government's 'content & carriage'
He provided the secretariat for the national New Technologies
Working Party, a Commonwealth and State/Territory government
body exploring the internet's impact on the cultural sector
and the information economy. That work included landmark
fora on indigenous intellectual property, statutory deposit,
interoperability standards, rights management and digitisation.
It also included development of the Digital Environment
Prior to service with the NTWP he was Deputy Chief Executive
of the Australia Foundation for Culture & the Humanities
and held corporate planning, industry development and
marketing positions within the Commonwealth public service.
Bruce was a representative in Australian and international
discussions about copyright, e-commerce regulation, online
security, biometrics, freedom of information, content
regulation and metadata. He has provided testimony for
parliamentary committee hearings, served as an expert
witness in corporate litigation and, more pleasantly,
in radio and television (eg Business Sunday and
Radio National) and print interviews.
He has featured in Australian and overseas journals such
as the Sydney Morning Herald, the Wall Street
Journal, the Melbourne Age, Adelaide Advertiser,
Internet.au, Australian Institute of Management
Management Today magazine, Security Solutions,
Technology & Business, AdNews, Australian
Financial Review, CIO magazine, Brisbane
Courier-Mail, Japan Media Review and
Der Spiegel. His writing has been cited
in a wide range of Australian and overseas government,
academic and industry publications (several hundred books,
reports and articles).
publications and events
An indication of recent seminar papers and other presentations
in Australia and overseas is here.
policy/advisory group participation
He has been a member of several industry working groups and
task forces, such as the Internet Industry Association
digital divides task force and VOIP task force, IIA Digital
Music task force, auDA New
Names Advisory Panel, auDA Registry Competition Review
Panel and Name Policy Review Panel, ISOC-AU working group
on wireless broadband technologies and ACT Branch Committee
of AusBiotech (the Australian Biotechnology Industry Association).
Since establishing Caslon Analytics he has worked on projects
for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Australia, the federal
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Department
of Transport & Regional Services, Department of Health
& Ageing, a major overseas domain registrar, high
technology peak body EntreNet, the Australian Greenhouse
Office and a range of Australian businesses engaged in
e-publishing and electronic commerce. He has served as
an expert witness on business feasibility and usability
matters in corporate litigation.
Please note that this site does not purport to be legal
advice and should not be taken as legal advice. It is
independent of the University of Canberra and should not
be taken as representing that institution.