San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Strucuted Programme are pleased to welcome Dr Eoin O'Dell to the Royal Irish Academy to discuss all things "copyright" for the digital arts and humanities. The abstract for this lunch time lecture is below but Eoin is happy to speak to any questions that you may have so please send these along prior to the event.
Abstract: Copyright functions both to enable and to curtail the development of digital arts and humanities. On the one hand, it incentivizes and rewards the creation of original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, sound recordings, films, and so on. On the other hand, by protecting such works, it precludes derivative works and downstream innovation. This talk will look at the extent to which copyright legislation in Ireland and Europe achieves an appropriate balance between these two competing ends, and at whether currently mooted reform proposals are likely to improve that balance.
Bio: Dr Eoin O'Dell is an Associate Professor of Law and Chair of the Fellows in Trinity College Dublin. He researches and publishes primarily in the fields of freedom of expression, and private and commercial law - and especially where they overlap in IP, IT and cyberlaw. He has been been President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, a Member of the Council and Executive of the Society of Legal Scholars in the UK and Ireland, and Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal. He was a member of the group which advised the Department of Justice on the Defamation Act, 2009; he was a member of the Advisory Group on a European Civil Code which advised the EU Commission on common principles of European private law; and he is a member of the Statute Law Revision Committee advising the Department of Public Service and Reform on the process of revising the Irish Statute Book. He was Chair of the Copyright Review Group which presented its final report to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in October 2013. He is legal advisor to the Digital Repository of Ireland. He blogs at http://www.cearta.ie and tweets @cearta
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Digital Arts and Humanities
DAH is a structured PhD programme and research consortium comprised of five academic partners (Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork) and one devolved partner, Queen’s University Belfast. We currently have 70 students, at various stages of their PhD research, who are undertaking either a digital humanities or digital arts PhD – there is a list of their research statements on the DAH website (www.dahphd.ie).