CREATe and reCreating Europe are delighted to announce that Emily Hudson will be delivering our third public lecture of this academic year. Due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which remain in place, this event will be hosted online.
An Empirical Perspective on Drafting Copyright Exceptions
Speaker: Emily Hudson
Discussant: Bartolomeo Meletti
Chair: Marta Iljadica
Date: Wednesday 24 March 17:30-19:00 GMT
Abstract: This talk brings together many of the key insights in Emily’s recent monograph, Drafting Copyright Exceptions: From the Law in Books to the Law in Action, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. At the core of this book is an empirical case study in relation to the copyright management practices of leading cultural institutions in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. This fieldwork involved interviews with hundreds of people, and took place over a fourteen year period. However, the book is far more than a qualitative description of practices. Instead, it uses the case study as it engages with many foundational questions about how copyright stakeholders engage with the law, the factors relevant to their copyright decision-making, how norms – even sticky ones – can change over time, and what we can learn from all this for the drafting of copyright exceptions. This talk will be of interest not only to those involved in intellectual property law and the cultural institution sector, but those with an interest in empirical legal techniques, social norms and the literature on legal rulemaking.
Short bio: Dr Emily Hudson is a Reader in Law at King’s College London. She joined King’s in January 2015, having previously held academic posts at the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and University of Oxford. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Emily was a solicitor at Minter Ellison Lawyers. Emily currently teaches modules on Intellectual Property Law and Legal Reasoning, and is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of Assessments.
This lecture is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 funded consortium reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe which has been working for just over a year to map, measure and assess the development and future of digital copyright, culture and creativity. This includes mapping copyright exceptions within the EU, developing copyright best practice codes, and engaging in cross-national mapping of IPR governance and implementation in the GLAM sector.