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2004 - Annual Conference on New Directions in Copyright

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, 2004

VENUE: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London. WC1, UK.

Conference poster
Conference Schedule
(.pdf file)
Accommodation (.pdf file)
Map of Conference Venue/Area: Click on the building marked 2 (the Clore Management Centre, where the Clore Lecture Theatre is located) on the left-hand map to reveal a larger map of the area.
Conference Papers: These will be published on this website under 'Publications' (above) throughout July as electronic versions are received.

Off-line Registration form: A registration form can be downloaded here for completion and return with payment by fax or post to Valerie Hoare. The form is in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. To view this you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader which can de downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
An on-line registration form for payment by credit card is now available.

Conference registration only (£120)
Conference registration with dinner (£155)
Conference registration only, student rate (£75)
Conference registration with dinner, student rate (£100)


29th June 2004

Theme 1: Theoretical Framework of Copyright Law
Convenor: Dr Kathy Bowrey, School of Law, University of New South Wales
Dr Sue Konzelmann, and Dr Birgitte Anderson, School of Management and Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London
"Releasing the Productive Potential of Intellectual Property: Governance and Value Creation Processes"
Dr Alain Pottage, Department of Law, London School of Economics, University of London
"Droit d'auteur, copyright, and creative publics"
Professor David Vaver, St Peter’s College, Oxford
"User Rights vs. User Exceptions: Reconceptualising the Public Domain”

Theme 2: Globalisation, Convergence and Divergence
Convenor:Dr Birgitte Andersen, School of Management & Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck
Professor Adrian Sterling, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research
Institute, University of London
Copyright Law in Europe and the USA: can the divergences converge?
Professor Willem Grosheide, Centre for Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Utrecht; Partner at Van Doorne Solicitors, Amsterdam
A Question of Right or of Expediency?
Professor Martin Kretschmer, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth Law School
Are Creator and Investor Interests in Copyright Affected
by Converging Technologies

Associate Professor Lee Davis, Dept of Industrial Economics & Strategy, Copenhagen Business School
Leveraging Copyrights to Appropriate Profits in Creative Industries: new challenges

Theme 3: Developments in Rights Neighbouring on Copyright
Convenor: Professor Lionel Bently, School of Law, Kings College London
Dr Tanya Aplin, School of Law, King’s College
"The Database Directive: Taking Stock"
Dr Ruth Towse, Reader in Cultural Industries, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
"Economics of Performers' Rights: some developments"
Ms Leslie Kim Treiger-Bar-Am, St John's College, Oxford
"The Moral Right of Integrity: A Freedom of Expression"
Mr Michael Handler, RIRDC Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA), Australian National University
"Television Broadcast Copyright: The Australian Experience"

30th June 2004

Theme 4: Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Culture
Convenor: Professor Michael Blakeney, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Law Institute
Daphne Zografos, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London
“The Legal Protection of Folklore: Is Copyright the Answer”
Ms Johanna Gibson, Department of Law, Brunel University
Freedoms and Knowledge, Access and Silence: Traditional Knowledge and Freedom of Speech
Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge
'Protecting channels of communication: some challenges from the Pacific'

Theme 5: Copyright and the New Technologies
Convenor: Professor Martha Woodmansee, Society for Critical Exchange, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Professor Peter Jaszi, American University School of Law, Washington DC
"The Crisis in Fair Use and the Potential of a 'Best Practices' Approach"
Professor Lisa Maruca, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies , Wayne State University, Detroit
"Cultures of Copying, Cultures of Copyright: Academic Anxiety and the Plagiarism Panic"
Dr Kathy Bowrey, Law School, University of New South Wales
"The New, the Bad, the Hot, the Fad - popular music, technology and the culture of freedom"
Dr Funmi Arewa, Faculty of Law, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Breaking through the Intangibles Haze: Business Paradigms and Changing Business Discourse

Theme 6: Copyright, Corporate Power and Human Rights
Convenor: Dr Uma Suthersanen, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute
Dr Charlotte Waelde, Co-Director of the AHRB Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of Edinburgh
"Copyright, Corporate Power and Human Rights: Reality and Rhetoric"
Mr John Howkins, Director, Equator Group plc, and Director, IP Charter
"Is it Possible to Balance Creativity and Commerce?"
Professor Paul Heald, Allen Post Professor of Law, University of Georgia
Losing to Disney: The Complex Lesson of Eldred v. Ascroft and the Corporate Control of Copyright


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