School of Law

Workshop on Irish Traditional Music and Copyright Law

19 January 2011

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Pinter Drama Studio, Mile End Campus

Jonathan Griffiths, Intellectual Property Law Lecturer and Luke McDonagh, current PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London are co-organising a workshop on Irish Traditional Music and Copyright Law. The event is externally funded by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE).


The event is intended to be inter-disciplinary in nature (with musicians, sociologists, some representatives of the music industry and representative bodies - as well as legal academics) and quite informal (lunch, brief presentations, discussions and a short musical performance and reception). The idea is to focus discussion on the question whether the structures of copyright law and practice provide an effective means of regulating the particularly collaborative and reiterative culture and practice of this form of music.