Crowdfunded Contest: What Should Future Of Copyright Law Look Like?Published on 3 July 2013 @ 7:05 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
By Kelly Burke for Intellectual Property Watch
The Modern Poland Foundation, a non-profit and access to knowledge advocate, is asking people around the globe to participate in a crowdfunded contest that poses the question: What should a good copyright system look like?
In its second edition of the contest, people are asked to submit their ideas of how the copyright system should, could or would work. According to the contest rules, the submissions can be in any format (text, video, audio, etc.) and of any genre (legal analysis, dystopian or utopian story, educational video, etc.), but it must address the general subject of the future of copyright. Only original works will be accepted.
For those who are interested in contributing to the contest but do not have an original work to submit, donations are welcomed. Funds collected will cover the prize money and distribution fees. The winner of the contest, to be determined by an independent jury of copyright experts, will receive half of the money raised by contributers.
The deadline to submit works is the 1 August and the deadline to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign is 7 July. The decision will be announced on 24 August. For a complete list of participation rules, click here.
Crowdfunding describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, most often online, to support efforts initiated by people or organisations.