How does copyright impact the access to and use of our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online? Copyright and Cultural Memory is a one-day conference, organised by CREATe, designed to explore this essential question.
Specifically, the conference addresses a number of issues that will be of interest to both practitioners and academics working in this area:
- How do intellectual property laws and norms interact with intangible cultural heritage, and what role does intangible cultural heritage play in the GLAM sector?
- What are the challenges and practicalities of digitizing unique and distinctive heritage collections, and in particular collage and orphan work material?
- Do copyright exceptions or orphan works licensing schemes really assist the work of the cultural heritage sector in this regard?
- How do archivists analyse, manage and mitigate risk when making archive collections available online?
- When cultural institutions digitize works in their care, how should we understand the digital surrogates that are created? Are they new, original copyright-protected works?
- How effectively do institutions convey their policies regarding digital surrogates to the public, and what happens when institutional policies and the public understanding of that policy do not align?
- What role should copyright law and policy play in this domain?
- Megan Blakely, CREATe Researcher
- Richard Clay, Prof of Digital Humanities, University of Newcastle
- Ronan Deazley, Prof of Copyright Law, Queen’s University Belfast
- Margaret Haig, Intellectual Property Office
- Naomi Korn, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy, Chair of the Libraries and Archive Copyright Alliance
- Alison McCleery, Prof of Economic and Cultural Geography, Edinburgh Napier University
- Kerry Patterson, CREATe Researcher
- Joris Pekel, Europeana, Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage
- Victoria Stobo, CREATe Researcher
- Simon Tanner, Pro Vice Dean (Research Impact & Innovation), King’s College London
- Andrea Wallace, CREATe Researcher
- Ben White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library
Programme & Booking
The conference begins at 10am and concludes at 3.15pm. A full programme will be made available closer to the date.
This event is free to attend however places are limited.
The conference hashtag is #CaCM2016Pre- and Post- Conference Events
In addition to the conference, we are organising two related pop-up events:
Display At Your Own Risk: an exhibition experiment, 6pm-8.30pm , 8th June
Copyright and Cultural Memory has been programmed to coincide with Display At Your Own Risk (DAYOR) a research-led exhibition experiment concerning with the use and re-use of digital surrogates of public domain works of art created by cultural heritage institutions of international repute.
#DrinkingAboutMuseums Social Gathering, 5pm 9th June
#Drinkingaboutmuseums is an opportunity to gather and network over a drink with folks in all GLAM sectors, not just museums.