Chairperson of the Copyright Tribunal | Other
|Category:||Boards and Governance|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Part Time|
|Attachments:|| Copyright Tribunal Chaiperson PD.pdf (PDF, 374KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-Jan-2020|
On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates to be a Chairperson of the Copyright Tribunal.
The Copyright Tribunal resolves disputes involving copyright licensing schemes operated by copyright management organisations. Under the infringing file share regime, the Copyright Tribunal also hears and determine applications whether an internet account holder using of peer-to-peer filing sharing technologies has infringed copyright.
We are specifically looking for candidates with the following experience:
- At least 7 years' practice as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court (the candidate does not have to have been a Judge or held judicial office)
The Copyright Tribunal expects all members to demonstrate the following:
- Relevant academic or copyright background, preferably in law, economics, commerce, or public administration.
- Experience in or the ability to interpret legislation (experience in judicial or tribunal procedures may be an advantage).
- Understanding of copyright issues, or experience in a sector involving works of copyright (such as the creative arts, publishing or audio-visual services).
- Ability to assess economic evidence, or an understanding of the economic implications affecting copyright works and their owners and users.
- Knowledge of the regulatory settings in New Zealand relating to copyright licensing, or copyright disputes, and familiarity with various approaches taken by relevant overseas jurisdictions.
- Familiarity with the operation of the internet and related technology.
This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time.
MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.
Please apply via MBIE careers site
Candidates wishing to put forward an expression of interest should enclose a copy of their CV and submit a cover letter outlining why they wish to be a member of the Copyright Tribunal. Please refer to the attached position description for more details.
Applications close on Friday, 31 January 2020.
For enquiries about the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.