Dr Elena Cooper, Leverhulme Fellow at CREATe, recently presented on Intellectual Property in the Collaborative Digital Environment as part of a programme for artists working with digital technology. The talk was delivered as part of an artists’ development initiative offered by Questlab Network, offered by Studio Wayne McGregor and funded by Arts Council England. It was held at Studio Wayne McGregor’s creative arts space at ‘Here East’ on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London from 22 October to 2 November 2018.
Drawing on her qualitative empirical work with digital artists published as Reassessing the Challenge of the Digital (in M. Van Eechoud ed. The Work of Authorship, 2014, p.p.175-214), Dr Cooper explored the varying concepts of authorship and ownership in copyright and the digital arts, the differing ways in which collaboration and authorship is understood by digital artists, as well as the practical implications of academic research for those working in the digital arts today.
For recent works by Dr Cooper, see CREATe working paper ‘Photographic Copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective‘ (Elena Cooper and Sheona Burrow) and new book publication ‘Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image‘ (Elena Cooper).