Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Musicians, fans and online copyright

2pm-5.30pm 19 March 2008
The Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2

Is home downloading killing music? Should Internet Service Providers monitor customers to try and spot copyright infringement, and disconnect downloaders? Do musicians need new laws to benefit from the opportunities of the Internet?

Join us at this FREE event to debate these questions and more with leading copyright thinkers from the music world, government, consumer groups and universities. Confirmed speakers include John Kennedy (CEO of IFPI), Becky Hogge (Open Rights Group), Lilian Edwards (Southampton University), Rufus Pollock (Cambridge University) and Michelle Childs (Knowledge Ecology International). Find out more and register here.

3 comments:

Citizen Dave said...

Sounds fun. I hope someone will be arguing to reduce copyright substantially -- to a maximum of perhaps 20 years.

embe said...

i hope you will also talk about Creative Commons, and free music that's available via 'netlabels' ...

yokel said...

Dave, The appropriate Commissar has now said that the EU wants copyright to last for 95 years. Who are we poor serfs to object.