Stephanie Faulkner is an acknowledged Australian copyright expert who has worked widely in the music and publishing industries and copyright collecting societies in Australia and overseas.
She has represented a diverse portfolio of leading global and Australian companies and universities in complex intellectual property litigation and commercial matters. Among many career highlights in her 30 year career, she has successfully led negotiations and drafted major licensing agreements, including complex patent pooling arrangements, for a company providing equipment for screening baggage in US airports, represented a major Australian listed engineering company in patent opposition proceedings and litigation for copyright infringement in relation to the design of rail wagons used to convey iron ore.
In 2001, Stephanie was appointed Secretary General of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFFRO) in Brussels based on her excellent theoretical background and considerable experience in collective administration of copyright. Prior to this she was General Counsel APRA Ι AMCOS, for whom she worked for ten years, successfully conducting many leading cases in the Federal Court, Full Court, High Court and Copyright Tribunal.
Stephanie was President of the Copyright Society of Australia for four years, as well as a member of the Legal and Legislative Committee of the International Confederation of Society of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and the Executive Committee of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI). She also has continuing professional associations with the leading Western Australian and Australian legal and intellectual property societies, committees and organisations.