Webinar (10 December) Accessing Digital Culture: Barriers for Vulnerable Groups
Date: 10 December 2021
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 GMT / 11:00 – 13:00 CET
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This webinar aims to present the research conducted within the Project Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe – ReCreating Europe by the Maynooth University unit. After a general introduction on the project, it discusses the preliminary findings and interim results of a set of semi-structured interviews conducted across 12 European countries with key stakeholders and representatives of organisations representing both Minority Groups and Persons with Disabilities about the barriers they encounter in accessing digital culture.
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Introduction – The regulatory framework of copyright content moderation at EU Level
Speakers: Delia Ferri and Noelle Higgins
Session 1 – The Project
Chair: Delia Ferri
10:15 – 10:30: The ReCreating Europe Project and Access to Digital Culture
Speaker: Caterina Sganga
10:30 – 10:45: Work Package 2 on End Users
Speaker: Arianna Martinelli
Session 2 – Barriers for Vulnerable Groups
Chair: Caterina Sganga
10:45 – 11:00: Objectives, Methodology, General Preliminary Findings
Speaker: Katie Donnellan
11:00 – 11:15 – Minorities and Access to Digital Culture
Speaker: Noelle Higgins
11:15 – 11:30: Persons with Disabilities and Access to Digital Culture
Speaker: Delia Ferri
Delia Ferri, Professor of Law at Maynooth University and Co-director of the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University.
Noelle Higgins, Associate Professor in Law at Maynooth University.
Caterina Sganga, Associate Professor in Comparative Private Law at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa) and ReCreating Europe project coordinator.
Arianna Martinelli, Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Leader of Work Package 2 of the ReCreating Europe Project
Katie Donnellan, Research Assistant for the Maynooth University team of the ReCreating Europe Project, at the Maynooth University Department of Law
Registration and target audience
The webinar is free and open to all but will be targeted specifically at:
- Academics, researchers and law students;
- national and EU policymakers in the area of copyright law and human rights;
- lawyers in the areas of copyright law and human rights law;
- civil society organisations engaged with copyright and minority rights issues in the EU, and;
- End-Users (as Project stakeholders), and in particular the project’s nominated categories of underrepresented categories who were the subjects of the interviews (Persons with Disabilities, Migrants, Members of Linguistic Minorities and Members of Ethnic Minorities, including Roma).