Icepops 2019: photos and presentations

Icepops 2019 was held on 26th June 2019 at the University of Edinburgh. This was the second time the conference ran, and 80 delegates attended from countries including: the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Hungary, Sweden and Switzerland.

Chris Morrison and Jane Secker were the conference co-chairs, and the event was sponsored by: Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Learning on Screen, CREATe and Talis. You can see a selection of photos from the day and the event hashtag was #icepops2019

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Keynote speakers included:

Simon AndersonSimon Anderson, The Audio Network: Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before. [PDF]

Simon gave an interactive presentation using audio and music score examples to illustrate real-life and specially prepared music copyright infringement cases. We considered the difference between influence and plagiarism, the protection that our copyright laws give to creators of music and words, and the value that this protection generates to fund creativity. We looked at the cases that have been considered by the courts and the reasons behind key decisions. Delegates got to play judge and jury using ‘traffic light’ voting cards to indicate their opinions and have their say in key current cases like Blurred Lines and Stairway To Heaven.

Jane and Charlie by Lorna Campbell CC-BY

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, University of Edinburgh: Make and release: embedding practice through play [PDF]

Fear of failure, fear of not being taken seriously, fear of not being an expert or ‘knowing enough’ can halt and obstruct learning at all levels. Charlie shared her experiences of creating a lusory attitude or playful environment to empower learners (from undergraduates to tenured staff) to experiment and engage with copyright concepts and practices away
from fear and apprehension. Charlie ran an interactive, games based learning session following her keynote.


Pecha KuchaPecha Kucha presentations included:

Lightning talks.jpgLightning Talks included:

World cafe.JPGWorld Cafe Presentations included:

Plenary closing panel

Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and Stephen Wyber, IFLA. Train the Trainer, Spread the Word: Looking to Library Associations as Copyright Literacy Multipliers [PPT]

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Evening social

The event was rounded off with an evening social at Teviot Row House, with an open mic session which included a classical ensemble and the house band “The Infringers” made up of Chris Morrison, Simon Anderson, Jeff Izzo and Debbie McDonnell.