Resisting Copyright and its Archival Implications

Moderator: Claudy op den Kamp (Bournemouth University)

Claudy Op den Kamp is a Lecturer in Film and faculty member at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University, UK. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne Law School, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract: Recent changes in UK copyright law (in particular fair dealing by use of a quotation exception) have led to a surge in, and new forms of, found footage filmmaking. Exploring the international legal spectrum – from the US (in particular the concept of ‘fair use’) to the Netherlands (where there currently is no equivalent provision) – the panel will discuss several case studies. It will consider the theoretical and practical boundaries of films such as Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003, US), The Clock (Christian Marclay, 2010, UK), and Missing Episode (Charlie Lyne, 2017, UK) in the context of a technologically and legally changing landscape. It will also address archival and cultural practices, as well as the (apparent lack) of industry resistance.

This panel will also include the book launch of Claudy Op den Kamp’s The Greatest Films Never Seen. The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen (Amsterdam University Press/EYE, 2018). The first copy of the book will be presented to Professor Peter Jaszi by Maryse Elliott, Commissioning Editor Amsterdam University Press.


  • The Rhetoric of Fair Use by Peter Jaszi (American University, Washington College of Law)

Peter Jaszi is Professor Emeritus of Law at the American University. He is a widely known expert on copyright law, and along with Patricia Aufderheide the author of Reclaiming Fair Use (2012), which examines the state of fair use and the importance to scholarship, art and free expression of strengthening the doctrine.


  • Fair Use or Fare Use by Wendy Bevan-Mogg (Bournemouth University)

Wendy Bevan-Mogg is Programme Leader for the MA in Producing Film and Television at Bournemouth University, UK. Before joining BU, Wendy was a Lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, the University of Gloucestershire and Kingston University, and prior to this worked in the film industry, primarily as a Producer and Line Producer in drama features.


  • Lawful Creativity or Creative Lawfulness by Bartolomeo Meletti (CREATe, University of Glasgow / BFI)

Bartolomeo Meletti is Copyright Education Creative Director for CREATe, the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (University of Glasgow), currently on secondment to the British Film Institute in London. He is also Lead Producer of independent online resource