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Sunday, 12 June 2005

THE CORPORATION - TALK AT QUEEN MARY, THIS THURSDAY


This Thursday, 16 June, Queen Mary IPRI is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Taking on The Corporation”. The Corporation examines ethics of the activities of the modern corporation. Thursday’s session will include a viewing of the sections of the film that relate to branding practices. The panel – consisting of Professor Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck, University of London) and Steven Jennings (Lewis Silkin) will consider to what extent IP lawyers should concern themselves with these issues.



The session will take place at 5.30pm at the Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M and will be followed by drinks. All are welcome, but please confirm your attendance to i.r.simon@qmul.ac.uk.

2 comments:

Joe Gratz said...

It might be illuminating to discuss the relationship of IP law to the making of the film itself. I know that there was a good deal of analysis and some risks taken regarding the fair use / fair dealing incorporation of unlicensed images and clips into the film. To what extent are critics of strong IP regimes being silenced by the very laws and rights-holders they criticize?

Jeremy said...

It's a sort of catch-22, isn't it? if you sue for copyright infringement, you're supporting the film's contention that the enforcement of private rights stifles debate and is therefore counter to the public good. If no-one else raises this topic on Thursday, I will.

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