For the last 6 years, CopyCamp is the place for an interesting, insightful and engaging discussions about copyrights. It is about law, but it is not a legal conference. We meet in an international, interdisciplinary group of artists, experts, scientists, and activists, we exchange experience, and we show that this law affects everyone. Join us and share your story!
CopyCamp 2018 will take place on October 5th and 6th in Warsaw, at the National Film Archive–Audiovisual Institute).
Thank you for all presentation proposals. We will soon announce the results of the open call
This year at CopyCamp we will discuss about the future of copyright in the following thematic tracks:
- Author social security
How to acknowledge and remunerate authors? How to help them to negotiate contracts and secure their career and financial stability in the long run, also during retirement? What are the perspectives of alternative compensation schemes?
- The history of copyright
It is the hundredth anniversary of the modern Polish copyright and industrial property law. The evolution of the law has been accompanied by the evolution of cultural activities regulated by these laws. Are there any lessons that can be drawn? What has changed in culture that the law should address better?
- EU copyright reform
Is the new directive #ACTA2? We need to have a meaningful discussion on how to fix copyright that transcends such simplifications. CopyCamp has been the place for such a discussion since 2012. This year you are more than invited to share your proposal for the copyright for the future.
- Blockchain perspectives
How can technology be used to benefit authors and their audiences? Is blockchain the answer? Will it live up to the expectations? Most importantly – what exactly does blockchain fix in copyright, and whom it will empower?
- Reuse of heritage archives
Heritage is an important source for appropriation artists, who use it to retell old stories and build their own stories by reusing existing culture. There are not just legal, but also ethical questions in this area. We invite the GLAM sector to share their experiences from digitization and reuse, and we also invite authors and researchers to openly talk about their needs when it comes to building upon heritage.
About the conference
CopyCamp is a constantly growing, international conference. In 2017, 62 speakers from 21 countries gave 52 talks, 7 workshops were held, and a meeting with MEP Julia Reda took was organised.
CopyCamp 2018 is organised in partnership with the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Society of Authors ZAiKS, Polish National Film Archive–Audiovisual Institute, and Google Poland
The event is open for everyone and entrance is free. Every year, we gather a few hundred people in the audience.
As always, we will be pleased to host all interested parties in a neutral and friendly space, and encourage participants to share thoughts and exchange ideas.
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