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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Copyright and Technology contest has now a winner

Michel Olmedo,
the winner of
our Katcontest!
On 1 October 2014 the London offices of Reed Smith LLP are hosting the 1-day Copyright and Technology conference, which promises to be very engaging and carries a discounted registration fee for IPKat readers.

The event is featuring "panels, presentations, and discussions covering issues such as ISP responsibilities for subscribers’ copyright infringement, the international effects of US copyright reform, content protection for 4K video, and new challenges and responses to online piracy."

In the morning there are going to be keynote addresses from Maria Martin-Prat of the European Commission, Shira Perlmutter of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and Dominic Young of the UK Copyright Hub.

The afternoon is going to be split up into two parallel tracks: Law and Policy, and Technology.

Michel's winning entry
On 25 August last the IPKat launched a contest aimed at full time students/trainees/apprentices, regardless of their age, to award a complimentary ticket to attend the conference. 
The competition required aspiring entrants to create an artistic work, that would illustrate in the best/most humourous/saddest/etc the relationship between copyright and technology.
A number of art & technology enthusiasts submitted their entries, and choosing the winner was not easy.
However, the winner of the complimentary ticket was eventually found: it is Míchel Olmedo (@mikun88), a Legal Intern at Ecija Legal & Compliance (Madrid), who submitted the artistic work on the left hand side. He explained its meaning as follows:
"[T]his is my take on Copyright v Technology: two subjects encapsulated in a small container, doomed to interact, but both resisting to adapt or combine. This is so because, even though, Copyright has gone great lengths in the last few years, most of its interactions with Technology have been through placing Technology in old figures, instead of developing new ones, that would fit Technology better."
Clive Bruton's risqué entry
Well done Michel!
There was also another interesting entry ["Not too, risqué, I hope" said the artist] by Clive Bruton, which is well-deserving of a special mention and is reproduced on the right hand side of this blog post.
Thanks so much to all those who took the time to participate in our Katcontest!


By the way, those who did not enter the competition may nonetheless still register to attend the conference by clicking here.

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