Sep 21

Public Keynote and Expert Workshop

Copyrights, CARE and African Music Archives: Tensions between Artists’ Interests and the Repatriation of Music

Expert Workshop Copyrights, CARE and African Music Archives

© Creator: Thomas Hartmann

“Copyright and Non-Use”, public keynote by Prof. Dr. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) 

One of the core rationales of copyright law is “to benefit learning”. The law attempts to do this by encouraging creative production and use through awarding exclusive rights. Yet, we live in a world where most materials protected by copyright law are not in use. This talk reviews the empirical evidence about the use of in- and out-of-copyright materials, and of those whose copyright status is uncertain. Risk based strategies to release such materials (including financial, reputational, ethical and time risks) will be explored.

Interested parties are cordially invited to follow the lecture remotely (via Zoom) September 21 2022, 4.30 - 6.00 pm. To receive the access data, please write to cdmd[at]nfdi4culture.de.

The keynote will open the expert workshop Copyrights, CARE and African Music Archives: Tensions between Artists' Interests and the Repatriation of Music, jointly organised by the Archive for African Music at Mainz University Library, the Institute for Ethnology and African Studies, CEDITRAA, NFDI4Culture and the Centre for Digital Music Documentation (CDMD) of the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature.