On 21 September, 2022, 4:30-6.00 p.m., Prof. Dr. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) will give a public lecture on “Copyright and Non-Use” in the context of the expert workshop “Copyright, CARE and African Music Archives” at Mainz University.
One of the core rationales of copyright law is “to benefit learning”. The law attempts to do this by encouraging creative production and use through awarding exclusive rights. Yet, we live in a world where most materials protected by copyright law are not in use. This talk reviews the empirical evidence about the use of in- and out-of-copyright materials, and of those whose copyright status is uncertain. Risk based strategies to release such materials (including financial, reputational, ethical and time risks) will be explored.
Interested persons are cordially invited to follow the lecture remotely (via Zoom). To receive the access data, please write to email@example.com.
The keynote opens the expert workshop Copyright, CARE and African Music Archives: Tensions between Artists’ Interests and the Repatriation of Music, which is organized by the African Music Archives at Mainz University, the Mainz University Library, the Institute for Anthropology and African Studies, CEDITRAA, NFDI4Culture and the Center for Digital Music Documentation (CDMD) of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz.
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