Trevor Cook on copyright and parody

Thursday 19 May, 16.00-18.00, EB 303

Has the new copyright exception for “parody, caricature and pastiche” achieved the purpose for which it was introduced in 2014? Has it brought the UK approach to such matters in line with that of those European countries that have traditionally had such an exception? What does this story teach about copyright policy making in the UK?

Trevor Cook (WilmerHale) will answer these questions by critically examining the rationale, significance and effects of the “parody exception” in the framework of the UK copyright reform. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Dinusha Mendis (CIPPM), Iain MacRury (Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University), Kerstin Stutterheim (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Bournemouth University) and Stavroula Karapapa (University of Reading).

Venue: Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University (directions).

The event is free to attend. Please book a place by emailing Mandy Lynch.

Trevor Cook, partner at WilmerHale, is one of the most influential intellectual property practitioners in Europe, with extensive experience in transnational IP litigation. He is the author of EU Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press 2010).