Brendan Scott
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Welcome to my website. My name is Brendan Scott. I am based in Sydney, Australia. I was admitted as a lawyer in 1993 and went to work in large Sydney law firms for about 10 years. In that time I specialised in IT and internet law. In 2003 I left my previous employer and set up this practice, Open Source Law. My aim is to provide partner quality service at the price of a mid level lawyer at one of my previous firms.

I practise in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and intellectual property law. This work includes such things as software (and other) licensing, hardware and software procurement, sourcing and manufacturing, software development, privacy (including health privacy), electronic health, cloud computing/software as a service, social media, open standards, open data and open government. I have a special focus on open source and open data. My Linked In profile (see sidebar) has an outline of my experience.

I run a newsletter called OSWALD. If you would like to hear about open source related news please send me an email (to oswald at

Recent Papers:

Research Note: Trade Practices Implications of Infringing Copies of Open Source Software
Software Patents: Microsoft Jumps the Shark
Reading the BSD License in Isolation
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