New Web Resource: Copyright & Creative Reuse

Screening of Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924),
accompanied by Neil Brand

CREATe is delighted to launch a digital resource with material from the Copyright & Creative Reuse event, held at BFI Southbank in London on 8th December 2017 as part of the CREATe Copyright & Innovation Network. The resource page brings together transcripts and slide presentations from speakers, who included film archivists and custodians, filmmakers and other creators. The morning and afternoon sessions were concluded by legal responses from leading copyright experts. The resource is available here: 

The event was a platform for a constructive dialogue between the people who preserve and provide access to existing films, and those who wish to reuse films in the creation of new work. We hope it will constitute the basis for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges posed by copyright law to the work of film archivists and filmmakers.

Of particular note is the presentation by filmmaker Charlie Lyne, which includes clips of films he made using fair dealing exceptions, and the accompanying response from Lionel Bently.

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