From 26th January till 30th April I’m going to be taking part in the online sections of CopyrightX.


CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course, offered from January to May each year under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The course explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

I’m really happy to have been accepted onto this course. By taking the course I want to increase my understanding of copyright law – UK and US law – and how it affects the way artists create and share their work. I hope all that I learn will feed into my general artistic practice and my residency at the University of Birmingham.

Although the places on the course have now all been allocated, the lectures, reading materials, maps, and recordings that have been developed for the course are available for use by anyone and are licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.