The International CopyCamp Conference 2014
Understanding the Social Impacts of Copyright
On October 23-24, the 3rd International CopyCamp Conference will take place in Kino Praha in Warsaw.
The two-day event will be a unique opportunity to present reflections and participate in the balanced and multi-sided debate over the influence of copyright on social changes taking place around the world with special attention to the perspective of the Visegrad Group countries. This year, the conference is directed not only to representatives of cultural institutions and the media, creative sectors, academic, legal, political and non-governmental circles but also to the widest possible group of people interested in the social and economic aspects of copyright who wish to present their opinions on the international arena. Therefore, we have launched an Open Call for speakers – proposals for CopyCamp 2014 can be submitted by June 15, 2014. Please see more information in the FAQ section.
This year, one of the keynotes speakers will be Cory Doctorow, a London-based journalist and blogger (co-editor of the blog Boing Boing), winner of the Campbell Award for the best novel and the Prometheus Award for Little Brother, a novel published in Polish in 2009, and again in 2013 for Pirate Cinema (2012); author of science-fiction novels such as awarded Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2004), Markers (2009) or For the Win (2010), short stories such as Hugo nominated I, Row-boat (2006) and short story collections: A Place So Foreign and Eight More (2004), Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present (2007) or With a Little Help (2010); repeatedly nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards.
We will be also pleased to have Birgitta Jónsdóttir – a poet and a member of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament – as a keynote speaker of the conference. As a politician, she is occupied with the issues related with freedom of information, freedom of speech and human rights. Active in the internet. Creator of the first Icelandic online gallery, participant of several international projects such as Poets Against War, Dialogue among Nations through Poetry or Poets for Human Rights. Editor and publisher of two anthologies: The World Healing Book and The Book of Hope including writings of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rity Dove, Dalai Lama, Rabbi Michael Lerner, John Kinsella or Sigur Rós. Activitst involved with Beyond Borders Press, Radical Creations, WikiLeaks and member of the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT). Spokesperson for the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative.
The tracks for 2014 are:
Forms of using existing works of art. How to recognize parody? How to quote without risking copyright infringement? Copyright in design, audio-visual works, applied arts.
Creative Middle Class
What is the future for creative classes – writers, editors, proofreaders, musicians? How to protect these people in the time of disruptive market changes? What is the future for people working with ideas? What is their level of awareness in terms of copyright?
How to Pay?
How to pay for access and use of cultural goods to increase their circulation? What are current systems? Are there any new propositions? What exactly should users pay for and how (listening, watching, copying, using?)
How to Be Paid?
How should we be paid for our creative work? Who should pay authors and on what basis? What are the sources of remuneration? What remuneration systems could be effective in the Internet?
Copyright and Education
Copyright in schools and the Academia. Question of open educational resources. What are educational exceptions? Open acces in libraries and cultural institutions (GLAM).
Technology and Innovation
What is the influence of copyright and patents on development of the innovative and creative society? What is the role of technology in cultural goods distribution? Is coopetition the future of markets?
Copyright and Human Rights
How copyright affects human rights: from privacy protection and freedom of expression to free access to information and the right to cultural goods.
Do we need mediators to distribute cultural goods? Are authors capable of ensuring distribution of their works according to their needs/wishes? What does self-publishing offer to the reader? Role of editors, publishers, distributors.
Future of the Book
Literature in the future: what is a book? How to sell an e-book? Can the reader write too? How do digital markets influence traditional publishing schemas?
Between the letter and the spirit of the law. Court interpretations of copyright infringement verdicts. How to execute copyright? How does copyright influence small businesses?
Future of Copyright
Copyright reforms all over the world. What are the prospects? What is currently happening in Australia, USA, Brasil, Eastern Europe, Russia? Are there interrelations between different copyright systems? Question of unification of copyright in the UE.
How to speak about copyright? Language and communication within the copyright debate. The social awareness and myths related with copyright.
Recordings and photos from the first two editions of the conference are available in the Past Editions tab.
CopyCamp Conference is part of the Future of the Copyright project conducted by the Modern Poland Foundation, and at the same time the first large-scale meeting in Poland devoted to the issues of copyright in both ideological and practical terms.
The conference is intended to be a platform of exchange of ideas represented by creative groups, social activists, journalists, lawyers, media-makers, academics, students and politicians taking (at times extremely) different positions in ongoing debates on the copyright laws and ways of participating in culture. The aim of the conference is to allow an effective dialogue between all interested parties.