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I wonder if there’s a hashtag for this, very few mentions of it on Twitter so far (as determined by searching for the main URL among other searches), going to assume it’ll be #mediapiracy, which was last used on 29 October 2013 so unlikely to cause confusion with previous event. We’ll see though.

Media Piracy: The Politics and Practices of Borrowing
10-5pm on Tuesday 17 June in Arts One at QMUL’s Mile End campus.

“International media experts, entrepreneurs, film makers and activists will explore media piracy as a political and social act at a symposium on Tuesday 17 June, co-organised by the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and the School of Business and Management.

In an era where more than 2.3 billion files are downloaded across peer-to-peer networks every month, the event – which is free and open to students, staff and the public – takes a fresh look at ‘cultures of copying’ in the creative industries and academia.

Media creators, digital activists, hackers, researchers and ‘everyday tinkerers’ will discuss the moralism of copyright and the move toward a vibrant and participatory digital commons.

Subjects up for discussion include open source, intellectual property policy, peer to peer sharing, hacking, and everyday consumption and media habits.”

Entry is free (open to staff, students and the public) and booking is not required.
For a full event programme and more information visit http://bazaarcinema.wordpress.com/ (from which the following text is pinched). Lovely photo on that page, don’t know what it is though.

“Queen Mary University of London, Arts 1 Mile End Road campus
Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Schedule for the day

9.30-10.00 Welcome and registration (coffee and tea)

10.00-11.00 Keynote 1: Lawrence Liang – The work of Love in the age of Mechanical reproduction: Piracy, Cinephilia, and the redistribution of potential.

11.00-12.30 Panel 1 – Chair: Virginia Crisp

Miguel Afonso Caetano (University Institute of Lisbon) – P2P Culture: A comparative sociological analysis of sites and networks for the online sharing of music, movies and ebooks in Portugal and Brazil.

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (London School of Economics) – Academic torrents, peer production networks to enable access to research.

Alexandra Kapka (Queens University, Belfast) – How did the censorship and digital piracy of A Serbian Film affect interpretations of Serbian national identity in the U.K.?

~ 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch ~

1.30– 2.30 Keynote 2: Anne Barron – Property, Publicity and Piracy.

2.30-4.0 Panel 2 – Chair: Melanie Dulong de Rosnay

Virginia Crisp (Middlesex University) – Pirates and Proprietary Rights: Perceptions of ‘ownership’ within filesharing communities.

Maitrayee Deka (University of Milan) – ‘Bazaar’ mode of knowledge production.

Nikhil Titus and Faiz Ullah (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) – Screening Out the Public: Cultural rights of the marginalised citizens in Mumbai.

4.00-4.20 Tea break

4.20-5.30 Industry Panel – Chair: Gini Simpson (Barbican Centre)

A roundtable discussion with Jon Baines (co-founder of Lateral), Simon Crab (new media entrepreneur and activist), Niki Gomez (co-founder of Cyber Salon), Jonathan Caicedo Galindo (student filmmaker).

6.00 – 7.30 Screening: Naata (The Bond, 2003). Documentary, Hindi with English subtitles: 45 minutes. Directed by Anjali Monteiro, K.P.Jayasankar.

The screening will be introduced by Dr Gil Toffell and will be followed by a discussion with the directors.

Venue: Hitchcock Cinema Arts 1 (Queen Mary) (free admission)”