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Moral Rights & New Technologies: Creativity & Authorship in a Digital World
Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 09:30 – Sun, 2 Apr 2017, 13:00 BST
Moral Rights and New Technologies
Creativity and Authorship in a Digital World
A Conference sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and with the participation of the United States Copyright Office, to be held at Glasgow University on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st, 2017, in the Gilbert Scott Conference Suite, Room 250 at the University of Glasgow, located in the University’s historic Main Building, University Avenue, G12 8QQ.
Moral rights are built on the fundamental ideals of protection for an author’s right to attribution as the creator of his or her own work, as well as a right to expect that the integrity of the work, itself, will be respected, and that it will be protected from harm. The rights are included in most copyright laws of the world. They have the dual character of personal rights benefiting authors and cultural rights that serve the public interest in the preservation of cultural heritage and historical truth.
The conference will explore the relevance of this historical idea to the modern world, with particular attention to the transformation of knowledge, information, creativity, and identity in the technological context. What role should moral rights be called upon to play in a “post-truth” era?
The conference will be an international and interdisciplinary event, with participants from more than a dozen countries, and prominent speakers representing, not only copyright law and policy, but also, literature, the fine arts, musical composition and performance, and recorded music production. In addition to speakers' presentations, the conference features a musical performance and a special event on the "art of listening," as well as ample time for discussion and exchange.
Areas of interest will include computer software, “fake news,” identity, anonymity and pseudonymity, privacy, data mining, 3D printing, open access, and, of course, the transformation of music, literature, and the fine arts through technology.
This event will be open to the public, and your interest is welcomed and appreciated. Due to space limitations, if you would like to attend all or part of the conference, please take a few moments to register.
If you have further questions, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact the organizers via email.
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University of Glasgow
Gilbert Scott Conference Suite, Room 250
University Avenue G12 8QQ