We are delighted to open booking for our first Public Lecture of the 2020-2021 academic year. Although we are unable to hold the event in the University of Glasgow's beautiful Humanities Lecture Theatre as usual, we will be hosting it online. We hope this will allow a new and wider audience to access the lecture.
The talk before the lecture and contributions from the discussants will present a range of perspectives on copyright consultations, and attendees will be able to submit questions during the lecture for a Q&A session at the end. Or questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the lecture.
This event has ended but you can watch it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVuWX8NMtq4
Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright: Reflecting on the Public Voice in Copyright Consultations
Speakers: Lee Edwards and Giles Moss
Pre-talk: The Implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Ula Furgal, editor of https://www.create.ac.uk/cdsm-implementation-resource-page/)
Discussants: Ian Hargreaves ("Hargreaves Review"), Aline Iramina (on secondment from Federal Government of Brazil), Martin Senftleben (IViR), and Martin Kretschmer (chair)
Date: Wednesday 25 November 17:30-19:00 GMT
Abstract: In this talk and discussion, Dr Lee Edwards and Dr Giles Moss will present their work on engaging the public in consultations about copyright policy. Over the past three years, they have challenged the tropes that copyright policy is too complex, too boring or too abstract for the public to be interested in, by running deliberative events and discussions about copyright with a wide range of citizens. Their findings suggest that, if members of the public are given enough information and time to learn about the topic, they have plenty of opinions and insights to share with policymakers. Moreover, in their latest research, Edwards and Moss have adopted a deliberative approach to copyright consultations, to explore how the overall process can be improved and the public engaged more effectively. Following a brief presentation of the main insights from their research, Lee Edwards and Giles Moss will discuss with Ian Hargreaves, Aline Iramina, Ula Furgal, Martin Senftleben and Martin Kretschmer if better consultations are possible, drawing on concrete examples of copyright policymaking.
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Humanities Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, constructed 1870 with 17th century pews taken from the University's original College building (Image (c) The University of Glasgow)