Piracy Lectures at Byam Shaw Library

5 May – James Bridle
The New Pierre Menard: digitisation and everything after
James Bridle is a publisher, writer and artist based in London, UK.
He makes things with words, books and the internet; sometimes the results look like businesses, and sometimes they don’t. He speaks at conferences worldwide and writes about what he does at booktwo.org.
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12 May – Eleanor Vonne Brown
Copy and Paste: re-reading uncreative writing
Eleanor Vonne Brown set up X Marks the Bökship, a London based project space for independent publishers. Specialising in publishing works and projects by artists and designers, books by independent publishers, journals and discourse. The Bök in Bokship refers to Christian Bök, an experimental poet of the North American Conceptual Writing movement.
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19 May – Daniel McClean
Authorship & Originality in Art

Daniel McClean is an independent curator, writer, and art-legal adviser. McClean is a solicitor at Finers Stephens Innocent LLP where he specializes in art, media and intellectual property law. McClean writes regularly on art legal matters. He was the editor of The Trials of Art, (2007) and Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture, (2002)
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26 May – Maria Fusco
The Incunablum and the Plastic Bag
Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer based in London. Her first collection of short stories The Mechanical Copula has just be published by Sternberg Press. She is founder/editor of  The Happy Hypocrite a semi-annual journal for and about experimental art writing, and Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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2 June – Bobbie Johnson
The Copy Continuum: cultural perceptions of piracy, and the future of ideas
Bobbie Johnson is a journalist, writer and trouble-maker based in Brighton who specialises in covering the intersection of technology and society. He has written for a range of outlets from the BBC to Wired, and acts as European editor for technology blog GigaOM. He was previously an editor and reporter with the Guardian, based in London and San Francisco.
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9 June – Prodromos Tsiavos
Of Pirates and Archivists: the boundaries of copyright limitations and exceptions and the underground archiving movement
Prodromos Tsiavos is the legal project lead for the Creative Commons -England and Wales (CC-EW) and Greece (CC-Greece) projects, and an associate in Avgerinos Law Firm in Athens. Among other academic engagements he is a research officer at the London School of Economics.
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Lectures start at 6.30 pm