The 7th CopyCamp took place on October 5th and 6th, 2018. The theme of this edition was „Designing creative ecosystem for the future”. This year we put an even greater emphasis on curating neutral and balanced debate. We have listened to over 30 speakers, hosted 6 workshops and participated in numerous informal discussions focusing on real issues and seeking for solutions based on merits.
The two-day programme included a discussion panel where we were presented with different points of view on the question: how to balance the needs of individual artists and users in the Net? Panellists were: Robert Ashcroft (PRS for Music), Marek Kościkiewicz (artist and producer), Anders Lassen (GESAC), Jarosław Lipszyc (Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska), Rafał Masny (Abstra), Marcin Olender (Google), and Jane Secker (City, University of London).
Jane Secker, together with Chris Morrison have also led a workshop about copyright education, giving us an unforgettable opportunity to play their card game
Among our speakers were also: Zuzanna Janin who featured her found footage film “Majka from the Movie”, Zofia Dziurawiec, who presented her graphical design of our intellectual property textbook for students, Brigitte Vézina, who addressed the issue of traditional cultures and appropriation in the fashion industry, and many, many others.
All presentations are on our YouTube channel: „CopyCamp 2018” playlist
During the workshops, we could also learn how to use Slavic demonology in designing games, how to protect designs with the help of the Patent Office, how to navigate the complexities of digitisation in archives. We also participated in simulations of negotiations between designers and their clients, and we learned how to valuate copyright infringements and successfully raise your claims before a court.
See the CopyCamp 2018 photo gallery.
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 was 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.
CopyCamp 2018 is organised under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Digital Affairs.
Media patronage: FinTek.pl and ELSA Warszawa
Thank you and we hope to see you next year!