Industry Event: Talking Copyright: Is Copyright Fit For Purpose In An Age Of Free?

AML UK Music Industry folk/producer(s) of the seminar below hit me up to share it with you all. I love the topic already. It is sure to generate a great discussion and debate.  Check on it and for AML UK readers,do try to make it if you can, I’d love to hear your views on the panel.

Talking Copyright: Is Copyright Fit For Purpose In An Age Of Free?

A panel-led seminar with Prof Jeremy Phillips (IP consultant, Olswang LLP), Alan Story (IP law reader, Kent University), Florian Koempel(music copyright consultant, independent), Richard Etienne (online music consultant, independent), Luke Upchurch (communications head, Consumers International).
Chaired by Kwaku (observer, BBM/BMC).

This is the third of BBM/BMC’s Talking Copyright seminars, which is an integral part of the British Black Music Month programme. Expect some serious, topical discussion, led by a panel of experts drawn from the fields of law, academia, entertainment, and the consumer’s voice.

*If Copyright was created to provide creators with control over their works, and a right to be recompensed for use, is Copyright fit for purpose in an age where one can so easily acquire digitised works for free, cut & paste, mash-up, and post works for others to freely copy?

Thursday June 21 2012, 6.00-8.00pm.

Free. To book:

Senate House, (Room G35 Ground Floor)
University of London, 32 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DN (Euston Sq, Goodge St, or Russell Sq)

BBMM is a Music Congress (BBM/BMC) initiative started in 2006. It takes place across London in June into mid-July. BBMM offers an opportunity to celebrate domestic black music, discuss issues, better understand the music industry, and network using platforms such as debates, performances, quizzes, competitions, courses, fairs and radio specials, plus the Talking Copyright seminar. It’s not aimed exclusively at Africans nor at just those in the music industry. BBMM2012 sub-themes are BBM/BMC/BTWSC @10Jamaica & Trindad @50Marcus Garvey @100, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor@100. BBM/BMC works with partners to deliver its programmes. For full details of BBMM2012 events or to book:

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