CREATIVE IPR International Conference

Welcome to the first CREATIVE IPR international conference. This is a two-day conference on the history of intellectual property and will feature two panels. One panel will address the music industry, and the other will discuss bureaucratic dimensions in intellectual property. 

The singer Aretha Franklin

Publicity photo of Aretha Franklin from Billboard, 17 February 1968. Wikimedia Commons

Among all the creative industries, music has been and remains the most affected by technological change. Ongoing discussions include the changing sources of revenue in the music industry, and the fairness in redistributing revenues from music. This strand of the CREATIVE IPR conference aims to examine who among firms, musicians, and other players in the industry manage to maximize profit, or captures value through the use of intellectual property. Our first panel will discuss historical research on intellectual property in the music industry, spanning from the Berne Convention (1886) to the present day. 

Our second panel will address the relevance of bureaucratic institutions and their instruments of knowledge production for the development of intellectual property. In particular, the panel will address the question of how bureaucratic practices and rituals, as well as material preconditions, shape and transform legal notions. 

Programme

Thursday the 17th of February - Wergeland
09:15-10:00

Guest registration and casual chat 

10:00-10:10

Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo), PI of the CREATIVE IPR Project, Julianne Rustad (University of Oslo) and Hanna Marie Nicholas (University of Oslo), CREATIVE IPR project coordinator and administrator

Welcome!

10:10-10:40

Keynote: Kathy Bowrey (University of New South Wales)

Why does a Gramophone Maker Deserve a Copyright? The Role of Celebrity, Women and Consumer Markets in the Recording Industry

10:40-11:00

Discussion

11:00-11:20 Break

 

 

11:20-11:40

Session 1

Chair: Marius Buning (University of Oslo)

Johan Larson Lindal (Linköping University) 

Federation or Corporation? CISAC and the Mechanical Rights Federation

11:40-12:00

Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo)

Authors’ Rights in Congo: Between SABAM and SONECA (1950s-1970s)

12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30

Lunch break

 

 

13:30-13:50

Session 2

Chair: Anna Marie Nesheim (University of Oslo)

Marius Buning (University of Oslo)

Evaluations and Disregard: Technobureaucratic Expertise and the Production of Knowledge about Intellectual Property

13:50-14:10

Subhadeep Chowdhury (University of Oslo)

A Global History of Privileged Inventing: European Imperialism and Integration of Integration of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) 1886-1967

14:10-14:30

Katherine Mintie (Yale University)

Copyright Formalities in the 19th Century

14:30-15:00

Discussion

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30-16:30

Roundtable 

Vincent Dubé-Sénecal (University of Oslo), Audrey Millet (University of Oslo), and Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo)

Fashion’s Symbolic Value in Question: Dematerialization, Intellectual Property and Capitalism

16:30-17:00

Questions and closing remarks

Friday the 18th of February - Skram

09:00-11:00

Walk and talk.

11:00-11:10

Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo) and Julianne Rustad (University of Oslo)

Welcome and coffee. 

 

 

11:10-11:30

Session 3

Chair: Klaus Nathaus (University of Oslo)

Anna Marie Skråmestø Nesheim (University of Oslo)

The Voice and the Machine: Performing Music and Theatre on the Early Radio (1921-1928)

11:30-11:50

Giuliano D'Amico (University of Oslo)

Copyright History on the German-Italian Stage: The Struggle over Krieg im Frieden

11:50-12:10

Malte Zill (University of Hamburg)

International Copyright Law in Fascist Europe: The Foundation of the CISAC

12:10-12:30

Discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

 

 

14:00-14:20

Session 4

Chair: Subhadeep Chowdhury (University of Oslo)

Minja Mitrovic (University of Oslo)

Collecting but not for the Collective: SACEM's Advocacy to Restrict Collective Rights and Keep an Independent Algeria in the Berne Union

14:20-14:50

Klaus Nathaus (University of Oslo)

Making Bureaucracy Work: How Points were Scored with Music at the Gesellschaft für Musikalische Aufführungs- und Mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (GEMA) in the 1950s

14:50-15:10

Dénes Legeza (University of Szeged)

What is behind the MP3? From Music Rolls to Collective Management of Mechanical Rights 

15:10-15:40

Discussion

15:40-16:10

Break

16:10-17:00

Questions from the audience, the way forward and concluding remarks

Please click here to read submitted abstracts and for more information about our scheduled speakers. 

Practical information

The conference will be organized as a hybrid event at Oslo House of Literature.

The two conference days are free and open for all but requires registration:

Audience Registration

Click here to register your attendance on Zoom

 

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This project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818523 (ERC Consolidator Grant 2019).

Published Sep. 9, 2021 2:55 PM - Last modified May 23, 2022 1:20 PM