Friday 11 June 2010

British Black Music Month host copyright panel

Talking Copyright: Reflecting On A 300 Year History & The Music Industry

The University of Westminster is playing host to a British Black Music Month panel on copyright law aimed at music industry, media and law students and lecturers, and music industry and practitioners, who determine a wrap-up vote on (a) are today's copyright laws robust enough for an internet age? and (b) copyright awareness: have we lost the fight to win the hearts & minds of the youths – tomorrow’s consumers? Panellists including Kienda Hoji (lawyer/head of the University of Westminster commercial music), David Stopps (MMF UK & International copyright & related rights director), Pauline Henry (ex-Chimes singer/IP consultant), Dave Laing (researcher/lecturer), Ben Challis (lawyer/lecturer), and Kwaku (BMC) who will lead an irreverent yet factually-rich discussion covering various angles - history, landmark cases, causes célèbre, 'good' and 'bad' copyright stories/policies in association with the University's Black Music Centre.

When: Tuesday June 15, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: University Of Westminster (The Old Cinema), 309 Regents Street, London W1B 2UW

Cost: Free, but pre-booking necessary - for booking and more info contact and see

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