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First session of the ASCA Research Group Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition in this academic year with guest speaker: Claudy Op den Kamp | Hosted by Giovanni Fossati and Floris Paalman

Event details of Turning Your Film Into Mine. Copyright and the Creative Re-Use of Other People’s Footage
Date 24 September 2021
Time 14:30 -16:30

Location: Eye Collection Centre (Asterweg 26)

RSVP: <eyeacademic@eyefilm.nl> (please specify your preference for online or on-site)


Turning Your Film Into Mine. Copyright and the Creative Re-Use of Other People’s Footage.

The seminar presentation will be a work-in-progress presentation of the forthcoming monograph,Turning Your Film Into Mine. Copyright and the Creative Re-Use of Other People’s Footage (Amherst College Press, 2023). The book will presents 26 contemporary films that re-use existing material in alphabetically-ordered chapters. Each chapter considers the production and dissemination of the respective film titles from the perspective of copyright. Taken together, these individual accounts will allow for scrutiny of wider issues related to filmmaking and copyright (exceptions), such as how concepts like fair use and fair dealing, artistic practices like quotation and allusion, and practical considerations such as the role of institutional ‘gatekeepers’ may affect filmmakers’ legal and artistic choices. The presentation will include the inspiration for the book, as well as an explanation of the wider research project’s roadmap, and a focus on one of the chapters.


Claudy Op den Kamp is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Film, Principal Academic in Film, and faculty member at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management at Bournemouth University, UK. She holds a PhD from Plymouth University on the relationship between copyright ownership, access to archival film, and film historiography. She is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam (Film & Television Studies) and the University of East Anglia (Film Archiving). She has worked as Haghefilm Conservation’s Account Manager; as a Film Restoration Project Leader at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, and as a senior research assistant in the DIASTOR project at the Department of Film Studies at the University of Zurich.

Claudy’s research interests include (the role of copyright in) film restoration, access to archival film collections, and found footage filmmaking practices. She is the author of The Greatest Films Never Seen. The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen (Amsterdam University Press, 2018), and co-editor of A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Sources for Moving Images Seminar

Text – Intellectual Property – A Very Short Introduction, Siva Vaidyanathan (OUP, 2017) (Preface and Chapter 1)

Video - ‘Collagementary’ as a Creative (and IP) Learning Tool: 

Video - EYE Filmmuseum – This is Film Film! Heritage in Practice, 2021 | #1: Copyright