Staff profile

Dr Elizabeth Adeney

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Law School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446773 +61 3 92446773


Biography summary

Arts degree (English, German, French, Dutch) at University of Melbourne.

Scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for study at Freiburg University in Germany during 1974-6.

PhD in German medieval literature awarded by University of Melbourne.

Law degree at Monash University.

Articles at Best Hooper, Melbourne.

Associate to his Honour Judge Hassett at the County Court of Victoria.

PhD in Law from Monash University (for which the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal was awarded).

Currently Associate Professor in Law at Deakin University.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1974
  • Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne, 1983
  • Bachelor of Law(s), Monash University, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2004


Teaching Interests

Intellectual Property

International Law

Subjects and units currently teaching

Intellectual Property

International Law

Knowledge areas

Intellectual Property, International Law


Awards and prizes

Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal, Monash University


Research interests

Intellectual Property

Comparative Law



Adeney, Elizabeth (2013) Appropriation in the name of art: is a quotation exception the answer?, 23(3) AIPJ 142-159

Adeney, Elizabeth (2013) The sampling and remix dilemma: what is the role of moral rights in the encouragement and regulation of derivative creativity, 17(2) Deakin law review 335-348

Adeney, Elizabeth (2012) Names as brands : moral rights and the 'unreasonable' pseudonym in Australia, The law of reputation and brands in the Asia Pacific, 156-178, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

Adeney, Elizabeth (2012) Authorship and fixation in copyright law : a comparative comment, 53(2) MULR 677-696

Adeney, Elizabeth (2010) Other countries and regions : Australia, in Davies, Gillian and Garnett, Kevin (eds), Moral rights,  637-675, Sweet & Maxwell, London

Adeney, Elizabeth (2010) Speculations on the Australian right of “integrity of performership” : more questions than answers? 20(4) Australian intellectual property journal 200-222

Adeney, Elizabeth (2009) O Fortuna! On the vagaries of litigation and the story of musical debasement in Australia, in Kenyon, Andrew T.; Richardson, Megan and Ricketson, Sam (eds), Landmarks in Australian intellectual property law 171-190, CUP

Adeney, Elizabeth (2009) Unfixed works, performers' protection, and beyond : does the Australian Copyright Act always require material form? IPQ, no. 1,  77-98

Adeney, Elizabeth (2008) Moral rights in Canada : an historical and comparative view, in Gendreau, Ysolde (eds), An emerging intellectual property paradigm : perspectives from Canada, 163-196, Edward Elgar

Adeney, Elizabeth (2008) Australia's first moral rights decision : a critical approach to Meskenas v ACP Publishing, 19(2) AIPJ 74-88,

Adeney, Elizabeth (2006) The moral rights of authors and performers: an international and comparative analysis, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England

Adeney, Elizabeth (2005) The moral right of integrity: the past and future of "honour", Intellectual property quarterly, no. 2, pp. 111-134, Sweet and Maxwell, London, England

Adeney, Elizabeth (2005) Of personalities and personae: a French victory for film producers and authors, Australian intellectual property journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 109-122

Adeney, Elizabeth (2002) Authors' rights in works of public sculpture : a German/Australian comparison, IIC : international review of intellectual property and competition law, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 164-185

Adeney, Elizabeth (2002) Moral rights and substantiality: some questions of integration, Australian intellectual property journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 5-20,

Adeney, Elizabeth (2001) Defining the shape of Australia's moral rights: a review of the new laws, Intellectual property quarterly, vol. 4, pp. 291-325
Adeney, Elizabeth (2001) Moral rights: a brief excursion into Canadian history, Intellectual property journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 205-239

Adeney, E. (2000) The Mask of the Author-Anonymity and Pseudonymity in Two Common Law Countries, International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 913-949

Adeney, E. (1998) The Moral Right of Integrity of Authorship: A Comparative View of Australia's Propsals to Date, Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 179-199

Adeney, E. (1998) Moral Rights/Statutory licence: The Notion of Debasement in Australian Copyright Law, Australian Intellectual Property Journal, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 21-37

Adeney, E. (1997) The Invisible Reconstruction of the Victorian Metropolitan Hospital System, Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 267-275

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