Of Authorship and Originality

Focus Workshop, 30 October 2010, Cambridge

The first workshop of the OOR project was held at the Emmanual College, Cambridge. The research team members discussed the research design with leading academics from a variety of humanities' disciplines (music studies, film & television studies, law, philosophy, languages, information sciece).


  • Andrew Bennett, Professor of English and Research Fellow, Department of English, University of Bristol
  • Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology, Oxford University
  • John Caughie, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, University of Glasgow; Theatre, Film and Television Studie
  • Anne Danielsen, Professor and Head of Research, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Jane Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia New York
  • Florian Hartling, Research Associate at the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Halle, Germany
  • Eva Hemmungs Wirten, Professor in Library and Information Science, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Peter Larsen, Professor, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Sam Ricketson, Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Patrick Valiquet
  • Martha Woodmansee, Professor of English and Law, Cape Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Research team members:

  • Lionel Bently
  • Laura Biron
  • Elena Cooper
  • Mireille van Eechoud
  • Jostein Gripsrud
  • Stef van Gompel
  • Bernt Hugenholtz
  • Erlend Lavik


Focus workshop Emmanuel College Cambridge    
9.30 Welcome Lionel Bently
  Introduction round  
10.00 Multidisciplinary research into Authorship & Orginality Mireille van Eechoud
  Infomedia project: Authorship in Collective Arts Jostein Gripsrud
10.45 Coffee break  
11.00 Relationship between humanities and law as hermeneutics disciplines Erlend Lavik
12.15 Lunch  
13.00 Philosophical conceptions of authorship and their impact on copyright law Laura Biron
  Short Q&A  
13.30 On the Mischievous Author Trope Martha Woodmansee
  Short Q&A  
14.00 Music and Authorship in the Age of Digital (Re)Production Anne Danielsen
  Short Q&A  
14.30 Tea break  
14.45 Discussion: Implications for the research projects (all)  
16.00 Farewell