At CopyCamp we look into the future. And in the very near future computer programs could have copyrights just as people do. Małgorzata Ciepłuch will tell us about this in detail. She graduated form the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and law department of Warsaw University. Currently she is a PhD student at two departments, law and cultural studies, at the University of Gdańsk. Her main research interest is copyright law in the context of protection of musicians, in particular, relations between musical and legal cultures. Since 2010 she offers legal support for the creative industry.
TTP, CETA, TTIP. Trade agreements are not suited for regulating copyrights – on October 28th this will be the topic of Lisa Macklem’s presentation at CopyCamp. Lisa is a Canadian lawyer researching the intersection of technology, copyright, and the media and how these impact on innovation and human rights.
A European copyright fit for the digital age. This is the title of Therese Comodini Cachia’s keynote speech for CopyCamp 2016. Member of the European Parliament Dr. Comodini Cachia has been working as a lawyer in the field of human rights since 1997. She has been representing victims of human rights violations as well as advising non-governmental organisations. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta and lectured at the University of Utrecht, in Holland and at the Europa-Viadrina University in Germany. In the European Parliament she works in the Culture, Education, Youth Policy, Media and Sport Committee (CULT), the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) and also serves on the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).
Authors’ social rights. We cannot wait to hear the keynote of this year’s session on remunerating authors at CopyCamp. On October 27th it will be given by dr. Mikołaj Iwański, economist, head of History and Theory of Art Institute at the Painting and New Media Department of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. Dr. Iwański co-edited the Black Book of Polish Artists (2015).
Iga Bałos will tell us about copyright law. The whole of it. In 10 minutes. On October 27th at CopyCamp. Dr. Bałos is an assistant professor at AFM Krakow University, where she is also a copyright law expert for the e-Learning Centre. In her professional practice she negotiates and draws up film production contracts. She is an author of many scientific and popular science publications, including a book „Prawo dla filmowców” (“Law for Filmmakers”, http://www.w-wm.pl/ksiazki/prawo-dla-filmowcow). Member of the research centre – The Allerhand Institute.
Will copyright law soon become irrelevant in the age of machine learning? We are looking forward to hearing Olga Goriunova’s point of view discussing ownership, data and digital subjects. Dr Goriunova is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet (Routledge, 2012), editor of Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing (Bloomsbury, 2014) and co-editor of Readme. Software Art and Cultures (University of Aarhus Press, 2004). She is a co-founder and co-editor of Computational Culture, A Journal of Software Studies (computationalculture.net). In 2014-2016 she is part of the Posthumanities research network. She is currently working on a monograph on digital subjects and on a co-authored book on environmental ethico-aesthetics.
Copyright is not the only tool used to create intellectual monopolies. Freedom and ownership (of information) of ourselves is what Jody Wood will talk about at CopyCamp in her presentation titled „Identity as Privilege”. Jody is New York–based artist, currently a Fellow at University Settlement in NYC. She teaches art and social justice at Pace University. You can find more about Jody at: http://jodywoodart.com/
The Visegrad track of this CopyCamp is full of Open Science. Join us on October 27th for the presentation of prof. Anikó Grad-Gyenge, who will tell about Hungarian Open Access. She is the Head of the Department of Civil and Roman Law at Károli Gáspár University in Budapest, Vicepresident of the Hungarian Copyright Forum, member of the ALAI Group Association, and of the Copyright Expert Board.
Join us on October 27th at CopyCamp where Rufus Pollock will tell why ALL public data should be made open. Dr. Pollock is the founder of Open Knowledge and advises on open data to several governments. He is also an associate of the Centre for Information and Intellectual Property Law at Cambridge, Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and Ashoka Fellow.