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Jun

19

Friday

Talking Copyright: Is There A Case for Copyright Term Reduction

6.00pm

Panel Discussions

Public

Recently the Green Party proposed reducing copyright term to 14 years after death, to encourage creativity through a more regularly refreshed public domain.

Fans of Copyright history will be aware that the 1710 Statute Of Anne initially prescribed a copyright term of 14 years, and the 1842 Copyright Act provided the first post-life term of 7 years.  The term has continuously lengthened and now stands at life plus 70 years for literary and musical works, and sound recordings recently increased from 50 to 70 years.

BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress and CultureTalkClub in association with The City Law School have created a Talking Copyright forum for discussing the contentious topic of term reduction.

This British Black Music Month (BBMM2015) event is open to music fans, musicians, songwriters, academics, legal eagles, and music industry and IP/copyright practitioners.

Panellists: Sian Berry (Green Party spokesperson and 2016 London Mayoral candidate)

Vick Bain (BASCA CEO)

Jim Killock (Open Rights Group Executive Director)

Hugh Francis (songwriter & music publisher)

co-chairs Dr Enrico Bonadio (City University London Law School senior lecturer) & Kwaku (BBM/BMC founder)

Free, but must pre-book via www.BBM.eventbrite.com

Do you have questions about Talking Copyright 6: Is There A Case For Copyright Term Reduction?? Contact BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress and CultureTalkClub in association with City Law School

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When & where

6.00pm - 9.00pmFriday 19th June 2015

A110 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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