Law, Society and Popular Culture

April news in brief

20 April 2010

The Compton Club presents a series of documentaries organised by PhD student Danilo Mandic entitled Copytight vs Copylight.Andrea Pavoni presented the paper Freezing The Foam: the Institutional Promotion of Mutual Control and Denial among the Population at A Global Surveillance Society?, a conference held at City University, London, in April 2010.

New Publication - Guy Osborn, with Mark James of the University of Salford, attended the launch of the new British Library website Sport in Society. The Summer Olympics through the lens of social science where, amongst other things, their joint article 'Consuming the Olympics. The fan, the rights holder and the law was published'.

Guy Osborn presented a paper entitled Winners and losers in British Football at the Centres and Peripheries in Sport conference held in Malmo, Sweden.

The second Erasmus Mundus Intensive Programme, part of the ongoing collaboration between Malmo, NTNU and Westminster took place in Malmo between April 6 and 16.

Ken Foster and Guy Osborn from the Centre contributed to this, and seven Westminster students benefited from this EU sponsored initiative. For more details see the LEGo website.

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