Alan Hui

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Visiting address Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Post box 1133 Blindern 0318 Oslo Norway

Academic interests

  • Music sampling, including mashups and remixes
  • Copyright law and music
  • Digital platform regulation, including content ID


My RITMO research, considering how copyright exceptions relating to mashups translate across countries and music platforms, builds on my background in copyright law and music.

I was an Assistant Director advising the Australian Government on copyright law reform, telecommunications subsidies and postal services. I was also the Chair of Music for Canberra, a community music school. My PhD thesis 99 problems but a riff ain't one (Australian National University, supervised by Desmond Manderson, Dilan Thampapillai and Catherine Bond) explored how copyright law and music sampling conflict but can coexist. I have a BA (Hons) in media and communications (University of Sydney).


  • Digital McKinsey (2018), ‘Introduction’ and ‘Digital in the Public Sector’, Digital Australia: Seizing opportunities from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (uncited coauthor)
  • Hui, A. (2015), ‘Back to the future: A digital right of resale’, 18 Australian Internet Law Bulletin, 50-53
  • Hui, A. and Givoni, S. (2012), ‘DJ Immorality — moral rights in musical works: Perez v Fernandez’, 25(3) Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, 48-50


  • Australian Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
Tags: Mashups, Remixes, Music streaming, Copyright law, Originality, Quotation, Parody, Arrangement


  • Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild; Jones, Ellis Nathaniel; Hui, Alan & Perrett, Josh (2019). Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation: A promo video. Show summary
  • Hui, Alan (2019). IPTrollet blog: After the Kraftwerk ruling: Narrower limitations and exceptions for EU and EEA?. Show summary
  • Hui, Alan (2019). Norwegian copyright limitations and exceptions following Pelham v Hütter.
  • Hui, Alan (2019). Platform regulation of mashup makers in a post-Brexit UK. Show summary
  • Hui, Alan; Brøvig-Hanssen, Ragnhild & Jones, Ellis Nathaniel (2019). Grey Tuesday (Musikk I gråsonen). Show summary
Published Jan. 23, 2019 3:14 PM - Last modified Mar. 28, 2019 2:57 PM