Human Rights and Public Interest
What does freedom of expression mean in the context of copyright, and how does this inform the understanding of other human rights in the context of copyright? This project explored the relationship between freedom of expression and copyright, including changes over time and depending on business models. It also considered access to information and access to the Internet as possible rights alongside other recognised rights e.g. fair trial and privacy. The goal was to identify what role freedom of expression should have in facilitating new business models, and whether there is a need for a public interest exception rooted in human rights principles.
Project outputs include:
- A digital rights bill means nothing without basic state compliance – this blog by Emily Laidlaw, University of East Anglia is reproduction of a post originally featured at The Conversation.
- All Hands 2014: CREATe Results – Games, Audio-Visual and the Digital World – this blog summarises a panel session featuring six speakers and commentaries from three respondents.
- Unraveling Intermediary Liability – this talk was presented at BILETA 2014
- “CCTV sniffing”: Copyright and Data Protection Implications – this CREATe working paper discusses the legal implications of CCTV sniffing and war walking, legally problematic uses of wireless networks, for the purpose of art.
- Copyright and Freedom of Expression: A Literature Review – this CREATe working paper provides a literature review on copyright and freedom of expression.
- DRAFT Industry Guidelines to Respect Copyright and Free Speech: Guidelines for copyright owners and intermediaries for respecting the right to freedom of expression as it relates to copyrighted works
- Project poster – project activities have been summarised in this poster which was presented at the CREATe All Hands conference in September 2014.