Professor Ronan Deazley
Ronan is Professor of Copyright at Queen’s University Belfast, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow, the University of Birmingham and Durham University. Throughout his early career he published extensively on the history of copyright law in Britain, although his research now focuses on the way the copyright regime impacts how memory institutions enable online access to our shared cultural heritage. In addition, he develops copyright education tools and materials for cultural heritage practitioners, information and media professionals, students and the wider public. He was the General Editor of CopyrightUser.org between 2013-16, established the Copyright Cortex in 2017, and is the co-creator of The Game is On! (2015-18) an award-winning series of six animated films exploring copying, creativity and limits of lawful appropriation and reuse.
Alex is Head of Curriculum Enhancement at the University of Leicester and a National Teaching Fellow; he is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Aarhus University. He has had long experience as both practitioner and researcher of course design and development for higher education. His principal research area is in games based learning for education and museums; he has co-authored Using Games to Enhance Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2012) and New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book (Routledge, 2013) and has suggested key features of online immersive games which can be transferred to higher education to ensure high engagement and community development. He also teaches innovative courses in History, Archaeology and Museum Studies; designs games (he was part of the team behind the first charity Alternative Reality Game, Operation: Sleeper Cell) and is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. He chairs the ALT Playful Learning Special Interest Group, and co-organises the Playful Learning conference.
Other confirmed speakers
Dr Jane Secker, City, University of London and Chris Morrison, University of Kent.
Jane and Chris are the founders of Icepops and set up copyrightliteracy.org in 2015 as a focus for their research and educational initiatives in this area. They created Copyright the Card Game and the Publishing Trap and have published guidance for practitioners on copyright. They co-authored the book Copyright and E-learning published by Facet in 2016.
Hayleigh is Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Coventry University. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in IP at the University of the Arts London (UAL) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management (CIPPM). She holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. She is also a regular contributor to the specialist IP blog IPKat, and an active board member of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN). Hayleigh’s research areas focus on copyright, copyright infringement and copyright education. Her education projects include http://www.copyrightuser.org, http://www.creativeip.org and co-authored paper: Swings and Roundabouts: The Impact of Legal Drafting on the Language and Understanding of Copyright Law and the Need for Educational Materials (International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 2016).
Kyle is both lawyer and librarian, is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University. Working out of the Office for Scholarly Communication, Kyle works to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright law within the Harvard community and beyond. His work at Harvard also includes a role as the copyright and information policy advisor for HarvardX/edX, and he continues to teach first year legal research through Harvard Law School’s Legal Research & Writing Program. His State Copyright Resource Center, part of Kyle’s “Copyright First Responders” initiative, was profiled in Library Journal in 2014, and he was named a National Library Mover & Shaker in 2015. Kyle also co-founded Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week in 2014, which is now an international celebration sponsored annually by over 140 universities, libraries, and other institutions worldwide. In 2016 he won a Knight Foundation Grant to develop technology for crowdsourcing copyright and fair use assessments. He also currently maintains a dual appointment at Northeastern University, in his 10th year of teaching “Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights” for the interdisciplinary Information Assurance program at the College of Computer and Information Science.
He holds a J.D. with distinction in Intellectual Property/High Technology Law and an MSLIS. He is a published author and nationally recognized speaker on the topics of copyright, technology, libraries, and the law. His writing has appeared in Politico, Slate, Library Journal, and other publications. His most recent book is MOOCs and Libraries in the 21st Century is published by Rowman & Littlefield Ltd. You can find him on Twitter @KyleKCourtney and http://kylecourtney.com/