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Saturday, 11 May 2013

The Theft of Creative Content: Copyright in Crisis


We highlighted last Thursday night's debate at the LSE in our 'Forthcoming Events' column, but in the end and despite a very kind invitation, this CopyKat was unable to attend what looked like a lively night hosted, by PRS for Music under the strapline 'The Theft of Creative Content: Copyright in Crisis'

Despite a cancellation from headliner Gary Kemp, musician, actor, author and songwriter for Spandau Ballet, the panel remained impressive, featuring Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive, PRS for Music; Amelia Andersdotter, member of the Pirate Party in the European Parliament and Dr Luke McDonagh, fellow in the Department of Law at LSE along with songwriter Eg White (his smash hot songs include Leave Right Now and Chasing Pavements) in conversation with Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, music critic at the Financial Times, all chaired by the LSE's Professor Andrew Murray.

So whilst this blogger didn't make it - I am glad to say MusicAlly did and they have posted up a fairly detailed and well informed report on their website - so if you want to know what was said ...... here is the link 
http://musically.com/2013/05/10/event-report-copyright-in-crisis-ft-prs-for-music-and-pirate-party/

AND you can listen to the podcast here on the LSE's website http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1899

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