Law and access to culture in the information society: questions and legal challenges

Thursday 12 May, 10 a.m.Fundació Antoni Tàpies


This seminar aims to provide a framework for reflection and discussion about intellectual property rights and their impact in promoting access to culture. With the participation of workers from different sectors of the intellectual property field, from copyright management companies representatives to use defenders of Creative Commons Licenses. The seminar is organised in five round tables, preceded by a presentation, and followed by a closing session, which will outline the conclusions of the day.
The initiative is related to the project Combined Arts (A Place for Education, Exhibition and Research) of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, which comprises the digitalization of documentation related to the publications, the Collection and the Fundació archive, with the aim of making it available to the public.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee and reception

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Law and access to culture in the information society: questions and legal challenges
Laurence Rassel, Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Dídac Martínez, Head of University Services, UPC.
Manuel Martínez Ribas, lawyer of id law partners (BGMA)

11:00 – 12:30 a.m.
Access and use of cultural digital archives: principles and conditions
Moderator: Laurence Rassel, Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Prodromos Tsiavos, representative of the Communia network and Head of the Creative Commons project in England, Wales and Greece
Marià Hispano, archivist of Dos Punts Documentació i Cultura
Daniel Solà, designer and computer systems director, and José Ribas, managing director, of the magazine Ajoblanco
Daniel G. Andújar, artist, Vice president of Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya (AAVC)

13:00 – 14:30 p.m.
The case of the national libraries and archives
Moderator: Baptista Borrell, Director of Consulting of UPCnet

Philippe Aigrain, Director of Sopinspace (Société pour les espaces publics d’information)
Simon Bell, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing of the British Library
Gloria Pérez-Salmerón, Head of the Biblioteca Nacional de España
Enric Cobo Barri, Head of the Service for the Coordination of the Public General Archives in Catalonia, Subdirecció d’Arxius i Gestió Documental de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Jordi Bacaria Martrús, President of the Intellectual Property Section of the Il·lustre Col·legi d’Advocats de Barcelona

14:30 – 16:00 p.m.

16:00 – 17:30 p.m.
Legal aspects in the digitisation and access of archives in the information society
Moderator: Malcolm Bain, lawyer of id law partners (BGMA)

Dr. Van Gompel, professor of the Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam
Ramón Casas, professor in Intellectual Property at the Universitat de Barcelona or Raquel Xalabarder, professor in Intellectual Property of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Javier de la Cueva, lawyer
Jaime de Mendoza, technical adviser of the Subdirección del Ministerio de Cultura

17:30 – 19:00 p.m.
Copyright collective management and register of the works of art: repercussions of Creative Commons licenses
Moderator: Manuel Martínez Ribas, lawyer of id law partners (BGMA)

Paula Jiménez de Parga, Director of VEGAP Catalunya (Visual Entidad de Gestión de Artistas Plásticos)
Patricia Riera, Head of CEDRO delegation in Catalonia (Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos)
Mercè Vallverdú, lawyer of SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores)
Santiago Oros, Head of Registre de la Propietat Intel·lectual de Catalunya
Ignasi Labastida, Head of the Creative Commons project in Spain

19:00 – 19:15 p.m.
Closing remarks and conclusions
Laurence Rassel and Manuel Martínez Ribas

Organitza: Fundació Antoni Tàpies i Càtedra de Programari Lliure, in collaboration with id law partners.
Calendari: Thursdays 12 May 2011
Lloc: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Auditori edifici Vèrtex (Campus Diagonal Nord. Edifici VX – Vêrtex. Pl. Eusebi Güell, 6. 08034 Barcelona).
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