Icepops: International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars

This one-day event was held on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at the South Hall Complex, University of Edinburgh.  The Icepops Programme 2019 (updated) is now available. The presentations and photosIcepops 2019: photos and presentations from the day are available online. 

Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the day included keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the launch of version 2.0 of the Publishing Trap!

Details about Icepops 2018 are available here and including the presentations and photos from last year’s conference.

Conference themes:

Copyright education, games and play, music and copyright, creativity and the relationship of copyright literacy to information literacy and scholarly communication.

Who should attend?

Playing the Publishing Trap

The day is aimed at copyright specialists and non-specialists, librarians, learning technologists, educational developers, teachers, lecturers, publishers and creators involved in copyright education. The focus is on all levels of education from schools to higher education and continuing professional development. UK and international delegates are invited to share their experiences with colleagues.

The event was partly inspired by the IFLA one day seminar held in August 2017 on Models of Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs.

Final programme

The Icepops Programme 2019 (updated) is now available!

What people said about Icepops 2018:
It was fun! (as well as informative and relevant to my work). I liked the fast pace which kept our interest throughout the day. All the presentations were interesting and food for thought.
The games hackathon was my fave session. It combined everything we learned about during ICEPOPS in an active, fun, social way. It was also placed right at the time of day when our attention might have lagged.
Thank you for all your work putting it together! I hope to stay in touch with people I met there. This is an important and growing community in the scholarly communications and information literacy worlds.
Or read a review of Icepops 2018 by Anne-Lise Harding published in the Journal of Information Literacy.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Simon Anderson, from Audio Network and Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, from the University of Edinburgh.

Our first keynote will given by Simon Anderson, who is a composer, musician and music publisher. His career in the music industry spans over 20 years, during which time he has worked at royalty collection societies PRS and MCPS, at a print music publishing house, and since 2005 for global production music library Audio Network, where he oversees the rights side of the business.

Simon completed his LLM degree at Westminster University in 2015 and was offered an Associate Fellowship of the Law School in 2017 in recognition of his ongoing contribution to the university’s free-to-access Lost In Music resource.

Simon is closely involved in music copyright education. For the past five years he has sat on the Music Publishers Association’s Education and Training Group. He lectures regularly on issues related to music and copyright both to students of law, music and media, as well as to industry professionals.

Simon will be giving an interactive presentation using audio and music score examples to illustrate real-life and specially prepared music copyright infringement cases where delegates get to play judge and jury.

Our second keynote will be given by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley who has been working in higher education as a librarian and learning technologist for ten years, and provides support and training in the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (Open.Ed) at The University of Edinburgh. Her playful approach to digital skills and copyright education has led to many exciting opportunities, including developing a Playful Engagement strategy for the Information Services Group at The University of Edinburgh.

Passionate about the uses of technology to enhance open education, access, and information sharing, she created and runs the award winning 23 Things for Digital Knowledge programme, consults on the use of Social Media in Learning and Teaching, and runs OER Board Game Jam workshops across the university.

Charlie tweets as: @SFarley_Charlie

She was a presenter at Icepops 2018 and will be running an interactive, games-based learning session for her keynote.

Booking and costs:

Bookings for Icepops 2019 is now closed.

Costs: £125 + VAT for a full price ticket. The fee for the day will include all refreshments, lunch and an evening social. A discounted price of £100 + VAT per ticket is available for speakers, students and members of CILIP. (speakers to contact us for the discount code).

Accommodation is not provided however there is a wide selections of rooms that can be booked at the University of Edinburgh via the Edinburgh First website.


Call for speakers:

The call for speakers is now closed for Icepops 2019.




Organisers and sponsors:

The event is being co-organised by UK Copyright Literacy and the Information Literacy Group.

Our sponsors include:





























If you are interested in sponsoring the event, then please contact us for further details.