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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
04 March 2009  repeat 08 March
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DOCUMENTARIES
Documentaries purport to reflect reality as it is, but do they?  The classic 1934 film Man of Arran showed fishermen in dangerous and dramatic waters.  The film won prizes around the world, but the men only agreed to go out in risky seas because they were highly paid to do so.  It was a stunt and their lives were put at risk, but it made a great film.

Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Brian Winston who claims that the documentary, from Cinema Verite to Reality TV, has always had a troubled relationship to the truth and David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and communication at the University of Westminster.  They consider some aesthetic and ethical aspects of documentary making.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Is copyright killing creativity? James Boyle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School, North Carolina and the author of a new book The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind explaining the uneasy relationship between culture, copyright laws and creativity.
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Professor Brian Winston

Professor of Communications at the University of Lincoln

Claiming the Real; Documentary: Grierson and Beyond
Publisher: BFI Publishing
ISBN-10: 1844572714
ISBN-13: 978-1844572717

Professor David Gauntlett
Professor of Media and Communications at the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster

James Boyle
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN-10: 0300137400
ISBN-13: 978-0300137408
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Professor Boyle will be talking about his new book at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 10 March at 6pm. He will also be delivering the First Arcadia Lecture on "Cultural Agoraphobia and The Future of The Library" at Lee Hall, Wolfson College in Cambridge on 12 March 6-7:15pm
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