Pascal Kamina: “Public Domain Film Works”

Thursday 2 May 2024, 16:00 (BST); EB708

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.  Please e-mail Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp at to book your place.


This talk will address some issues associated with the determination of public domain for film works. More specifically, it will explain (with supporting examples) how films and film works (scripts, soundtracks, characters…) fell into the public domain, in the USA or elsewhere, and how they survived and how they have been or can be resurrected in certain countries.

Pascal Kamina (Dr. Jur. France, L.L.M., Ph.D., Cambridge), is Professor at the University of Lyon, France (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3), where he teaches IP Law, comparative IP Law and Media Law. He is the author of “Film copyright in the European Union”, Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. 2016, and of several books on copyright and film law. He is also an Attorney at the Paris Bar, with a practice focused on film and media law.