• The British Literary and

    Artistic Copyright Association

     

    The British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association, BLACA,

    is the UK national group of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)

    founded in Paris in 1878 under the Presidency of Victor Hugo.

     

    It provides a forum for discussion of matters affecting the rights of authors and other copyright owners.

    All BLACA members will mourn the death of Professor William Cornish, a former Chairman of the Association who was a founder member of BLACA and negotiated the admission of BLACA to membership of ALAI, becoming a member of the ALAI’s Executive Committee and of its Bureau. He remained a lifetime Member of Honour of the Committee. (full text)

  • Our seminar series

    The 2022 Seminar Series

    Topics

     

    NEXT Seminar

    March 2022

    Exhaustion of rights and downstream uses

     

    May 2022

    Rights and stage productions

     

    For more details, see the Seminars pages.

    THE ROLE OF COPYRIGHT IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

    Purulia Chau dance and Patachitra scroll painting

     

    Charlotte Waelde, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Research Centre for Dance Research, University of Coventry (C-DaRE)

     

    SPEAKER: Charlotte Waelde, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Research Centre for Dance Research, University of Coventry (C-DaRE)
    CHAIR: Paul Torremans, BLACA

    THE MUSIC STREAMING SAGA

    9th December 2021, 6.30pm

     

    Dr Hayleigh Bosher, with guest Kevin Brennan MP.

     

    Dr Hayleigh Bosher in conversation with Kevin Brennan MP, discussing the Music Streaming Inquiry and the subsequent cross-party supported Private Member’s Bill with Kevin Brennan MP.

  • Membership

    The annual subscription is £50. This covers attendance at all the regular meetings and entitles members to a substantial discount on the fee for joint BLACA seminars. BLACA members are automatically members of ALAI with entitlement to discounted fees to attend its international Congresses and Study Days each year and to receive free copies of the proceedings (A special registration fee is available for registered students). Enquiries to Simon Clark.

  • Contact us

    Professor Alison Firth, Chairman:
    alison.firth@newcastle.ac.uk

     

    Vice Chairmen:

    Stephen Edwards

    Brigitte Lindner

     

    Simon Clark, Secretary:
    Bristows
    simon.clark@bristows.com
    tel: 020 7400 8000

     

    Dr Maria Mercedes Frabboni, Honorary Treasurer:
    m.m.frabboni@sussex.ac.uk

     

  • Directions

    Seminars in presence will be held at Bristows,
    100 Victoria, Embankment, EC4Y 0DH