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Intellectual and Cultural Property: Between Market and Community?




Series: Intellectual Property

In this lecture, Professor Fiona MacMillan of the Law School at Birkbeck, University of London, examines current issues of Intellectual Property Law and Cultural Property Law with a focus on market pressures and community values.

Professor MacMillan’s talk concerns the interplay of public, private and community interests in intangible cultural objects/subjects, including the relationship between intellectual and cultural heritage/property.  In this talk she argues that while the focus of intellectual property and cultural heritage often overlaps, the overriding frame of reference of each legal concept is different: while copyright is about the marketization of everything it touches, cultural heritage addresses itself to the legally indeterminate concept of community. Professor MacMillan concludes with an assessment of the extent to which it is possible and/or desirable to resist or limit the privatization of cultural objects/subjects using a concept of cultural heritage or cultural property.

Event Location: DLG19, Rhind Building

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3.00pm - 5.00pmWednesday 11th October 2017

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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0207 040 3410

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