From 14 to 15 July 2022, Alexander Peukert, associated CEDITRAA member, Goethe University Frankfurt, and CEDITRAA member Ute Röschenthaler organise an interdisciplinary workshop “Comparative Perspectives on Popular Music Production and Regulation Online”. The workshop brings together international scholars to discuss recent developments in the field of popular music in Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Brazil, Korea, China, India and the EU. They seek to investigate in comparative perspective how the internet has transformed music production and consumption, the meanings of these developments for musicians and audiences and their opinions about the current situation of accessing and sharing music, as well as for other stakeholders involved in pushing legal amendments forward. Despite multiple international agreements and conventions to harmonise intellectual property law, including mutual obligations to cooperate and protect cultural production, each country implements the laws related to its various immaterial cultural goods independently. International conventions provide guidelines, demanding minimal consensus. However, it is hardly surprising that there is a variety of designs, implementations, and interpretations of intellectual property law. Taking the example of popular music, this workshop discusses the variety of national interpretations for protecting immaterial productions that have emerged with the proliferation of the internet during roughly the past 25 years.
Please contact Ute Röschenthaler if you are interested in joining the online workshop.