How does copyright affect your life? What links copyright and culture, education, science, technology, health, and food? Find out at CopyCamp 2017: The Internet of Copyrighted Things! See you on 28-29 September at @KinoPraha in Warsaw. Register at: www.copycamp.pl/en
What is the Free Software perspective on intermediary liability during the current EU copyright reform? Join us at CopyCamp for the presentation of Polina Malaja, Policy Analyst and the Legal Coordinator at the Free Software Foundation Europe!
Can artists use facts in their works? Where lies the boundary between creativity and privacy?
Aleksandra Sewerynik, lawyer and conductor, and Anna Kruszewska, legal counsel, will answer these questions using real-life cases as examples.
Now that CopyCamp 2016 is behind us we wanted to share a few words on how it went.
This year, the conference took place during Thursday 27th and and Friday 28th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was the 5th time we have hosted CopyCamp and this year we proudly managed to gather the largest number of foreign conference speakers to date. We had the pleasure of hosting guests representing the countries of the European Union, including the countries of the Visegrad Group, as well as representatives of Belarus, Colombia, Canada and the United States. Around 250 people who attended the conference, as well as our viewers online streaming via google hangouts, heard from a total of 70 speakers. In addition, dozens of people took part in the five workshops that accompanied the conference (photo. Rafal Nowak, CC BY SA).
We listened with particular interest to Ms. Therese Comodini Cachia, Member of the European Parliament and the rapporteur for the proposed Directive on copyright in the Single Digital Market.
Jacek Dehnel will tell us at CopyCamp about using other people’s work in own creations. Jacek is a poet, writer, translator and painter. Laureate of the Kościelscy Prize (2005), Polityka Passport (2006) et al. Four times Nike prize nominee.
At CopyCamp, Anna Smolar will tell us about the production of the play Henrietta Lacks (more about the play at: „http://www.kopernik.org.pl/…/festiwal-pr…/projekt-teatralny/”:http://www.kopernik.org.pl/…/festiwal-pr…/projekt-teatralny/). It will be a story about recycling culture and collective work of actors and the director. Anna Smolar is a Polish-French theater director and translator. In 2016 her Dybuk received a ministerial prize for achievements in Polish Contemporary Art. Her performance Aktorzy Żydowscy (Jewish Actors) received the 2016 Grand Prix at Kaliskie Spotkania Teatralne. She is the author of the French translation book Grazyna Jagielska Miłość z kamienia.
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).
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/
On Thursday, October 27th we plan a special session at CopyCamp about author’s remuneration. Alicja Peszkowska will talk there about Creative Commons licenses and how they affect artist’s (business) success. Alicja is a community builder dealing with the topic of new technologies & social change. She worked at TechSoup and co-built NetWtorek, organised and took part in numerous social hackathons and booksprints. She is a part of Niskie ciśnienie (en: Low Pressure) band. You can find their records under CC at https://nuplays.pl/artist/57120/niskie-ci%C5%9Bnienie