Organizer
Modern Poland Foundation
Sponsor
Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

CopyCamp 2014: post-conference publication

Each year artists and producers, European Parliament members, Pirates, collecting societies, librarians and lawyers, scientists, politicians and educators from all over the world meet in Warsaw to participate in CopyCamp, the world’s biggest international conference on the impact of copyright on the information society. All parties interested in the debate on the current shape of the copyright system discuss the future of law regulating the circulation of cultural goods on the Internet and its influence on society, science, education and art. In 2014 special attention was paid to the perspective of the Visegrad Group countries.

The post-conference publication is a subjective selection of some of the most interesting presentations given at the third edition of the CopyCamp conference.

A variety of Polish perspectives along with views from other countries highlight common aims – and restrictions that may create borders in the Internet era. In her piece, Zuzana Adamová explores the role of collective-management organizations in Slovakia, while in A Tale of Two Coprights Dimitar Dimitrov indicates how „liquid lobbying” can best utilize communication technologies in our democratic processes. Łukasz Łyczkowski’s Copyrights in Social Media shows who remains legally responsible for infringements, and Yngve Slettholm explains a licensing solution he’s helped to instigate at the National Library of Norway. Jan Sowa draws conclusions from a survey of Polish writers conducted by Fundacja Korporacja Ha!art, about e-books and copyright issues. Marcin Wilkowski focuses on born-digital heritage preservation, connecting library efforts today with ancient archetypes, Michał 'rysiek’ Woźniak considers copyleft licensing and Richard Stallman’s „four freedoms” for software (and any resources), and finally Jacek Zadrożny reveals the potential that available access technologies have for the broadest, most inclusive use of audiovisual culture – and, of course, the restrictions that copyrights can so readily impose.

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CopyCamp conference is an exceptional meeting of all parties interested in the debate on the current shape of the copyright system. Every year, experts representing cultural institutions and the media, artists, scientists, lawyers, politicians and activists meet in Warsaw to discuss the future of law regulating the circulation of cultural goods on the Internet and its influence on society, science, education and art.

The three editions attracted over 140 speakers – among them, an American artist Nina Paley and Professor Eben Moglen from the Columbia University in New York, Cory Doctorow, science-fiction writer and publicist and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, poetician, human rights defender and member of the Icelandic Parlament – and over 1100 participants from Poland and abroad. All conference materials are available on the CopyCamp website.

The CopyCamp Conference is part of the Future of the Copyright project conducted by the Modern Poland Foundation, financed by Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. Strategic partners of the event are: Authors’ Association ZAiKS, Samsung and Google. Supporting partners are: Coalition for Open Education and the Kronenberg Foundation. The project is also financed by the International Visegrad Fund event is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Administration and Digitization. Our media partners are, among others, Newsweek Poland, wyborcza.biz, ngo.pl, Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu portal, culture.pl, WikiRadio.