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
Keynote speakers included:
Simon 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.
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 Kucha presentations included:
- Getting by with a little help from your friends (The benefits of copyright communities of practice) [PDF]. Rachel Scanlon and Charlotte Evans.
- Silence in the Library: from Copyright Collections to Cage. [PDF] Karen McAulay, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- From Discovery to Communicating: Creating copyright citizens. [PDF] Ruth Mallalieu and Amy Haworth, University of Sheffield
- How to Teach Clearly Which Rights Are Managed by CMOs. [PDF] [You Tube video] Denes Legeza, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office
- Nobody Puts Copyright in the Corner: How to Tell Them What They Don’t Want to Know About Copyright. [PDF] Claire Sewell, University of Cambridge
Lightning Talks included:
- Educating University Staff about Copyright. [PDF] Clare Lane, University of Central Lancashire
- Fear-Free Music! [PDF] Janet Burgess, University of Glasgow
- Introducing Copyright. All Together Passionately. [PDF] Debbie McDonnell, British Council
- The Orphan Works Saga (abridged). [PDF] Matthew Lambert, The British Library
- Text and Data Mining on Both Sides of the Atlantic. [PDF] Kyle Courtney, Harvard University
- Copyright and performing: a difficult balance? [PDF] Stephen Penton, City, University of London
- First Comes Coffee: Brewing Partnerships between Scholarly Communication and Teaching Librarians. [PDF] Maryam Fakouri, University of Washington
World Cafe Presentations included:
- Open Access Escape Room: Creating OA engagement through an interactive adventure game. Kat Sundsbø, University of Essex
- Are you Game to help researchers unravel the complexity of Open Access? Catherine Parker and Kate McGuinn, University of Huddersfield
- Intangible: the intellectual property game. Sabine Jacques, University of East Anglia
- Cluedo can’t solve the mystery of Copyright in relation Information literacy, but this resource might help. Greg Walters, University of Glasgow
- Unlocking 20th Century Literature: Controlled Digital Lending for In-Copyright Material. Kyle Courtney, Harvard University
- Three…that’s the magic number. Copyright online resources for staff, students and researchers. Neil Sprunt, University of Manchester. See Neils’ resources:
- PowerPlay: using custom slide shows to choose your own adventure. Chris Jones, Reading University
- The Wheel of (Mis)Fortune. Jeff Izzo, California State University Northridge
- Train-the-copyrighter: games to become a teaching copyright librarian? Mathilde Panes, City, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
- Launch of Publishing Trap v2.0. Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, UK Copyright Literacy
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]
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.