e-LAWnora fame, is taking her increasingly popular current copyright issue seminars to Brussels. "The Wonderful Life of EU Copyright Law and Policy" is taking place there, in the very Citadel of Policy, on 28 October. Spaces are limited, as ever, so don't forget to book quickly if you're attending. Further explanation and details can be found here.
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MOCA survey: please respond! The MOCA, the Ministry of Copyright, Cultural, Creators' Assets, is a highly specialised consultancy agency that offers over 25 years expertise and media industry advice on copyright policy and legislation, rights management and business development. It's also a body with a mission:
[in the United Kingdom] will change so that authorised legal entities will be able to reuse and collect payments for re-use of creators' works even if they are not members of a collecting society. This change in legalisation (ECL [= Extended Copyright Licensing, explained by the UK government here]) will affect all creators in the UK whether they have published their works or made these available via social media sites. Creators who are not happy with this arrangement will have the opportunity to opt out (a) all schemes prior to an ECL commencement or (b) specific licences which may or may not contain your work within 21 days from the published notice".With this in view, MOCA is running a voluntary independent survey to give everyone an opportunity to have their say about ECL, what they would expect of an Opt-Out procedure and how they think it may affect their business. All information gathered from this survey will be reported back to relevant parties such as rights holders, collecting societies and the UK Intellectual Property Office. This questionnaire should take less than five minutes to complete [Merpel has just been sent to bed without her tea for daring to suggest that, the more often you complete it, the less time it takes. Naughty Kat!]. Surveys will be collected up till 25 October 2014.
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "IP overlap", ideally giving a short explanation of why the speaker at this prestigious event should be you. All applications will be treated in confidence and will be forwarded to the conference organisers, who will deal directly with you. Thanks!
"Very limited research funding (maximum of 5,000 Euros per selected researcher) is also available for up to three researchers, to be awarded based on the relevance of the paper to the objectives of the conference, novelty of the research proposal, as well as subject evidence that the researcher has a strong record of producing relevant high-quality research. Researchers should indicate in their submission due by 26 September 2014 [in other words, next Friday] if they would like to be considered for such funding".For further information and a chance to be one of the lucky few, click here.