Art of Digital London Message Board › Tonight's AoDL Meetup: Digital Copyright in Culture
Show 'n Tell // Network // Drinks
12th April 2013, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F 7LW
Last chance to sign up for tonight's event. Could anyone who has RSVPd and is now unable to make it please login and change your status to 'not going'. Doors open at 6.30pm and we will start the presentations around 7pm as usual.
Look forward to seeing you all later
The AoDL Team
- Naomi Korn, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy
- Smita Kheria, Lecturer in International Property Law, Edinburgh University and part of the CREATe faculty (via Skype)
// Event Description
Our session this month will examine digital copyright. How has the notion of possessing legal rights to use and distribute the ‘information’ embodied in a cultural object been challenged and reshaped by the advent of digitality? Is copyright, still, to be seen as the most obvious and natural instrument by which the creators – and financiers – of cultural products should be recompensed for their efforts, or should the qualities intrinsic to the digital domain (non-scarcity, easy circulation) transform approaches to intellectual property universally?
Artistic works used to be carried by media such as paper, vinyl and celluloid. Their movement into a state of zeros and ones caused a major paradigm shift in culture, most obviously through their capacity to be easily copied and shared. Networked forms of communication, where processes of rapid exchange and knowledge creation were actualised, intensified and accelerated this shift. The new online environment has caused a wholesale change in production, distribution and consumption processes, with every part of the ‘chain’ in question subject to change... As expressed by the recently founded copyright body, CREATe, in the creative economy there are “new types of creators, cultural products and processes; new platforms, both physical and virtual, for production and distribution; new intermediaries, finance sources and distributors (as well as disintermediation); and new engagements with consumers”......... READ MORE