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).
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.
3D printer. Sounds like a part of the Enterprise ship. With the aid of that printer, astronauts generate spare parts on space stations and designers make furniture, which allows them to save a lot of material. Analogically, the automobile industry (incl. Audi and Jaguar Land Rover) produces more complicated electronic parts. Even greater progress takes place in medicine. 3D printers already generate e.g. prostheses and hearing aids. In 2011, surgeons from the University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium, performed one of the most complicated face transplantations in which a printed 3D model of the patient’s anatomical characteristics played a vital role. That is just one of many examples proving a 3D printer to be the primary tool in a successful surgery.
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.