Open Culture & Copyright in Europe

6. November 2020 
15:00 — 16:00  WIB
Moderator: Bhredipta Socarana
Speaker: Dimitar Dimitrov
Language: English with live interpretation to Indonesian

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In the European Union, civil society organizations and GLAMs are working together to fix copyright rules in order to allow for more efficient digitization, preservation and access to cultural heritage online. The latest EU copyright reform introduced a “public domain safeguard”, new rules allowing the digitization and use of “out of commerce works”. It failed to provide for a “fair use” exception and to overhaul a half-baked “orphan works” exception. The presentation will give an overview of these four demands and explain how they work in practice and which issues they can solve.
Bhredipta Socarana is a lawyer in Indonesia focusing on intellectual property, technology, and media. He is a Master of Law graduate from UC Berkeley and a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (IAPP). He has provided a wide-range of legal assistance to local and foreign companies on various regulatory compliance issues. He is the coordinator of the Organizing Committee of Indonesia Youth Internet Governance Forum, where he offers various public engagements to increase Indonesian youth involvement in the internet governance ecosystem. He is also part of Creative Commons Indonesia and an alumni of Citizen Clinic, a public interest cybersecurity clinic of School of Information of UC Berkeley.

Dimitar Dimitrov is a Bulgarian political scientist who currently works as Wikimedia’s EU Policy Director. He is based in Brussels and Sofia and his major focus is “fixing copyrights”. Having lived in Libya, Austria and Poland, he initially researched minority rights, hate speech and discrimination issues before Wikipedia and the ACTA negotiations sparked his passion for digital rights, public policy making and the commons. He is now dedicated to promoting the structural and functional public domain and to decentralizing the internet. Dimi loves coffee, hates carrot juice and considers Twitter a benign version of the internet (which he always spells with a lower case “i”).