This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

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Copyright and Orphan Works
September 29, 2015 10:00 am
September 29, 2015 5:00 pm
Free, booking required
July 23, 2015
Digital Catapult Centre
101 Euston Road , London, NW1 2RA, United Kingdom

This full-day, free event will bring together legal experts, archivists and museums curators to explore challenges and opportunities of the recently implemented orphan works legislation.

The Digital Catapult and CREATe (University of Glasgow) are organising an interactive workshop and roundtable event that aims to generate points of discussion and provide reliable guidance about the legislation governing the digitisation, dissemination and consumption of orphan works in the digital age. It will also be an opportunity for the organisers to better understand what archivists and curators specifically need to know about the new orphan works exception and UK licensing scheme, and copyright law in general.

Throughout history, the cultural heritage sector has adapted its practices to successive technological and legislative changes, and the recent developments in copyright law, including the introduction of an orphan works exception and licensing scheme, are the topic of much debate. Today, digital technologies and the internet present new opportunities as well as challenges for those who preserve our cultural heritage and want to make it as accessible as possible. In this context, it becomes increasingly important to be guided by accurate and accessible copyright information as opposed to myths and anecdotes.

The morning session is an opportunity to learn about the new orphan works legislation in detail, and ask questions to our panel. The afternoon session consists of a series of case studies, exploring how other institutions have used the exception and licensing scheme to digitise and make collections available online.

To encourage fruitful discussion during the afternoon session, we invite attendees to bring examples of orphan works in their collections. This could involve a particular item that may be orphaned, or a description of a collection that contains a large number of orphan works. You may not be able to consider digitisation of your collections at this stage, but the afternoon session is a valuable opportunity to trade examples, experiences and ideas.

This event is part of a series of workshops entitled ‘Understanding UK Copyright Law’, aimed at providing guidance about copyright to different sectoral groups of the creative industries. ‘Understanding UK Copyright Law’ is a joint initiative of the Digital CatapultCREATe (University of Glasgow),, and the Copyright Hub.

Confirmed speakers for the morning session include:

Confirmed speakers for the afternoon session include:

Please go to the Digital Catapult website to book yourself a place.

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.