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CREATe presents the next round table in the series ‘Conversations on Copyright’, hosted by the University of Glasgow (School of Law) and co-organised by the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde. The round table is titled “Copyright Governance: The Regulation and Enforcement of Copyright on the Internet”.

Venue: The Conference Suite at The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Date: Tuesday 28 May, 5.30-8.30pm

Speakers include Prof. Paul Heald (University of Illinois), Dr Irini Stamatoudi (Greek National Copyright Organization), Dr Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University) and Dr Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh (University of Edinburgh). The event is curated by Dr Ben Farrand of Strathclyde University ( and Prof. Ronan Deazley of the University of Glasgow (

Download full programme.

Places are limited, and registration for this event will close on Wednesday 22 May at 5.00pm.

For practitioners this event contributes 3 hours towards CPD. For participants attending for CPD purposes, a fee of £50 (inc. VAT) will be charged. This includes tea/coffee, a drinks reception, and all conference materials. If you find the conference fee a barrier to attending, please let us know and we will do our best to see that you are not excluded.

For students, academics, and professionals working in the cultural and creative industries, this event is free. To reserve a place, please email Elspeth McCann or phone 0141 330 5528.

Conversations on Copyright is an annual seminar series co-organised by the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Strathclyde. It brings internationally renowned academics and practitioners to Scotland to initiate new conversations on historical and contemporary copyright policy and practice, doctrine and theory. This event will be of interest to intellectual property lawyers primarily, as well as professionals working in the cultural and creative industries. Speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Professor Paul Heald, University of Illinois, and the Herbert Smith Visitor & Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge
  • Professor Martin Kretschmer, Director of CREATe, Professor of IP Law at the University of Glasgow
  • Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, Lecturer in Digital Media Law, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Irini Stamatoudi, Director General of the Greek National Copyright Organization
  • Dr Dinusha Mendis, Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University
  • Dr Ben Farrand, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Strathclyde

While the general focus of the event concerns the regulation and enforcement of copyright on the internet, the speakers will be addressing a broad range of issues, including: patterns of distribution of copyright-protected and public domain works online; the role of ISPs in regulating copyright infringement within a European context; intermediary obligations within the UK; and the role that ‘networks of power’ play within the digital environment in shaping national, regional and international copyright policy.

Download speaker bios and abstracts.