Head of Rights and Licensing
Copyright Licensing Agency
James Bennett is Head of Rights and Licensing at the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). CLA licenses organisations to copy and re-use extracts from print and digital publications on behalf of the copyright owners - authors, publishers and visual artists. James is responsible for identifying and researching the development of new and existing CLA licences and services, balancing the needs of rightsholders with market requirements. Before joining CLA, James enjoyed a fifteen-year career in trade book publishing, commissioning and developing non-fiction content.
Library and Information Officer
Aude Charillon works as a Library and Information Officer at Newcastle Libraries. She was part of the first cohort of Carnegie Library Lab Partners, which allowed her to develop the project Commons are Forever – encouraging citizens to discover and re-use creative works.
Her current areas of responsibility include the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, open data and digital literacy activities. Since 2016 she has co-organised several cryptoparties at Newcastle City Library and has been exploring ways for Newcastle Libraries to take a more active stance in helping citizens and visitors to protect their privacy online.
Professor of Copyright Law
Queen’s University Belfast
Ronan is the Prof of Copyright Law at Queen’s University Belfast, and has published extensively on the history of copyright law in Britain. At present, his main research interests concern how copyright law and policy impact the work of libraries, archives and other memory institutions. He is also a qualified archivist.
IP Consultant and Chair
Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance
Naomi is one of the cultural heritage and education sectors leading IP Consultants and the Chair of LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance). Specialising in copyright, rights management and licensing, she has worked for over fourteen years with various clients from across the sector on operational, policy and strategic approaches to these dynamic and vital issues. With Jisc funding, she has also developed free copyright-related resources, such as templates, briefing papers, animations and the OER IPR Support risk management calculator. Naomi regularly writes a copyright-surgery column for the “Managing Information” Journal. This is Naomi’s fifth year in developing the successful programme for the CILIP Copyright events.
Naomi is also a CILIP Trustee.
Systems Support & Library Compliance Officer
York St John University
Ruth MacMullen is the Copyright and Licences Officer at York St John University where she is responsible for copyright training, policy and advice, and management of e-resource and software licences and coordinates library and IT support for students with disabilities. She has presented and published on copyright and access to information. She is a member of LACA and the Universities UK Copyright Working Group. She blogs at thehearinglibrarian.com and can be followed on Twitter @thehearinglib.
Copyright Compliance and Licensing Officer
University of Kent
Chris Morrison is the Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, education and advice, and a member of the UUK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group. He was previously Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library. Chris developed Copyright the Card Game, which is a fun way of teaching university staff about copyright. He is currently studying for a postgraduate diploma in copyright law at King’s College London. Jane and Chris maintain the website UK Copyright Literacy and tweet as @UKCopyrightLit
Professor Charles Oppenheim
Charles Oppenheim is a semi-retired consultant and was until 2009 Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at three UK Universities. He also worked for many years in the electronic publishing industry, primarily dealing with contracts and licensing.
He has published well over 500 journal articles, conference papers, reports and books, and is a well known public speaker. He is also involved in developing the Green Party’s policy on Intellectual Property Rights.
He can be followed on Twitter: @CharlesOppenh
Nick Poole became Chief Executive of CILIP on 22 June 2015.
He was previously CEO of the Collections Trust and was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organisation. In this role, Nick has been responsible for developing UK and international standards for information management, advising agencies on digital programmes and leading partnership initiatives with a range of leading digital companies.
Nick was elected to the Board of Wikimedia UK on 25 July 2015 and is former Chair of the Europeana Network and provided representation to the European Commission.
Member of the European Parliament
Julia Reda was elected to the European Parliament for the Pirate Party in 2014. She is a Vice-Chair of her parliamentary group, the Greens/European Free Alliance. In the European Parliament, she serves as a coordinator for the Greens/EFA in the Committee on Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO), as a member of the Legal Affairs (JURI) and Petition (PETI) Committees and was elected to the Enquiry Committee on the Emissions Scandal ("Dieselgate"). She co-founded the Digital Agenda intergroup. Her legislative focus is on copyright and internet policy issues. In 2015, she was responsible for the Parliament's evaluation of the Copyright Directive.
Intellectual Property Specialist
National Library of Scotland
Fred is Intellectual Property Specialist for the National Library of Scotland, where he is responsible for intellectual property, data protection, freedom of information, and records management. Fred’s priorities include licensing and copyright policy, training and guidance, research, and engagement with intellectual property and cultural heritage communities, including through the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) and the Museums Intellectual Property Network (MIPN). Fred has published works on copyright, libraries, and open data. He holds an MA in Digital Asset Management (King’s College London).
Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Jane Secker is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City University. London and the former Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE where she provided advice and support for staff and students. She is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners. The second edition of this book was published June 2016, co-authored with Chris Morrison.
Rights Database Manager
British Film Institute
Annabelle has worked in the copyright licensing world for 17 years. Prior to joining the BFI, Annabelle worked as a Licensing Executive at DACS. She joined the BFI Rights and Contracts department in 2004. Her role covers contractual negotiations for commercial and archive film sales and acquisitions, managing the BFI’s rights and royalties management system and, more recently, overseeing rights management & workflows for the BFI’s mass digitisation and BFI Player projects.
Research Associate CREATe
University of Glasgow
Victoria is a postgraduate researcher in CREATe, School of Law, at the University of Glasgow. She qualified as an archivist in 2012 and worked in archives and libraries before undertaking a PhD in archives, digitisation and copyright law in 2014. Victoria is the Copyright Policy Adviser to the Scottish Council on Archives (SCA), and represents the SCA at meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), and on the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA).
EBLIDA Expert Group on Information Law
Barbara’s background is in library and information services, followed by copyright and information society policy advice and advocacy at senior level. Barbara chairs the pan-European information law group of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) and is a member of IFLA's Copyright and other Legal Matters Committee. She is also the Vice-Chair and international spokesperson of LACA, the UK Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.
Until 2015, she served as an ambassador for libraries as member of the international GLAM team that is campaigning at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for an international copyright framework for libraries, archives and museums in the digital age. Twitter handle:@B_Stratton1
Head of Intellectual Property
Benjamin has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey. He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK having sat on a number of bodies including the BBC's Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government's Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property), i2010 Digital Libraries Programme, as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research's Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere. Benjamin currently chairs the copyright group of the Council for European National Librarians and sits on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright Research Expert Advisory Group.