Covid-19: Copyright, Competition Law and Privacy
4 June from 6 - 7.30pm
About this session
This session will explore IP protected subject-matter for lockdown purposes, including whether competition and state aid laws can be suspended or ignored.
It will look at access to copyright protected material for education, research in libraries, tracking apps, including whether Covid-19 will accelerate the move to open access in the University environment for science, but also more generally. The session will also explore confidentiality and privacy in a time of testing and tracking.
Chair: Daniel Alexander QC (8 New Square / Visiting Professor, UCL)
- Dr Emily Hudson (author of Drafting Copyright Exceptions (CUP 2020), King’s College London)
- Dr Paul Ayris (Chair of Copyright for Knowledge and Pro- Vice Provost, UCL Library Services)
- Dr Michael Veale (Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and a co-author of the draft Coronavirus (Safeguards) Bill, and Lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation, UCL Laws)
- Dr Chris Stothers (Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer / Visiting Professor, UCL)