11 mars

Thomas Jones (1742-1803) The creation of a reputation, with some thoughts about provenance and authenticity

This is not a talk about copyright.

It is about a group of works by a Welsh artist called Thomas Jones, created by him in Naples in the 1780s and brought back with him to England. Jones made no attempt to sell them, and these works were kept in the family after Jones died in 1803 and never saw the light of day until they were put in the hands of Christie's in the 1950s.

This talk is principally about those sales and their consequences.

Speaker: Tom Rivers is a vice-president of BLACA. He started his working life in publishing, and for a time ran a small company called Rivers Press. Later, he qualified as a solicitor and worked for the BBC in its Copyright Department. For the last quarter of a century he has worked as a copyright consultant.



Case C-265/19 – victory or blow for performers’ rights?

Speakers: Linda Scales Linda is a practising solicitor and heads the Dublin firm of Linda Scales & Associates, specialising in copyright-related issues. As well as her legal practice, Linda has advised governments on legislative reform and the enforcement of intellectual property, in Ireland and elsewhere. She lectures and writes on copyright matters and was on the organising committee of the 2011 ALAI congress in Dublin.

Paul Torremans Paul is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Nottingham. He is author of many articles and books on intellectual property law, private international law and the relationship between them. He sits on the executive committees of BLACA and of ALAI and has acted as expert for international organisations, including the European Commission and WIPO.

Chairman: Sir Richard Arnold

Date & Time: 14 Jan 2021 6pm, online

Slides from the seminar >

Paper: The Role of the CJEU’s autonomous concepts as a harmonising element of copyright law in the United Kingdom >