Where lies the boundary between inspiration and appropriation? Can designers draw from culture? Why practices common a few decades ago are no longer acceptable? Ariele Elia – Department Coordinator for the MFA Fashion Design program at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, will talk about appropriation in fashion at CopyCamp this year. Register: http://copycamp.pl/en/
Delia Browne, the head of the Australian National Copyright Unit and co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University, is going to be our guest at CopyCamp 2017. Delia, who is an active advocate of open educational resources, will tell us about fixing copyright for education in the 21st century.
What difficulties might you encounter when running your own non-profit art collective? Are CC licenses really encouraging creativity? At CopyCamp, we will hear Piotr Płucienniczak, independent artist, publisher and a member of Rozdzielczość Chleba, speaking about his experience in digital self-publishing.
Meet Eva Lepik and Raul Veede who are actively involved in fixing Freedom of Panorama right at EU level. At CopyCamp they will present the case of their home country Estonia and explain the importance of the right to take and spread pictures of public art.
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.
On September 26, a CopyCamp conference will be held by the Modern Poland Foundation. It will take place in a Warsaw cinema of a great tradition: Kultura. The meeting will be fully devoted to the issues relating to the copyright law. For the first time, the representatives of (sometimes extremely) diverse views on the availability of cultural goods and active participation in culture will meet in such a wide circle. The aim of the event is to enable them to enter into a dialogue.
Our special guest will be Nina Paley, a famous American cartoonist and activist belonging to the free culture movement. Among guests who have confirmed their participation are: Paweł Zalewski, Hirek Wrona, Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg, Artur Kurasiński, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Radek Czajka – please see more details on the conference website.