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Claudy Op den Kamp is Senior Lecturer in Film and faculty member at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management at Bournemouth University, UK, and Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne Law School, Australia. 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 film restoration, the role of copyright in access to archival film collections, and found footage filmmaking practices. Her recent monograph, "The Greatest Films Never Seen. The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen," was published with Amsterdam University Press (2018). She is working on a co-edited volume, "A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects," to appear with Cambridge University Press in 2019. She is the deputy editor of Australian peer-reviewed journal Legal History.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2017. The Paper Print Collection: How Copyright Formalities and Historical Accidents Led to Film History. UWA Law Review, 41 (2), 37-50.
- Op Den Kamp, C., Heller, F., Pfluger, D. and Flueckiger, B., 2016. ‘Digital Desmet’: Translating Early Applied Colors. The Moving Image, 16 (1).
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2016. The Art of Defiance. Found Footage, Legal Provenance and the ‘Aesthetics of Access’. Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2016. Recycled Images: From Orphan Works to Found Footage. Art Libraries Journal, 41 (1), 24-31.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2016. Too Good to be Forgotten. The Copyright Dichotomy and the Public-Sector Audiovisual Archive. International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, 46, 33-41.
- A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2018. The Greatest Films Never Seen. The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
- Op Den Kamp, C., Flueckiger, B. and Pfluger, D., 2018. A Material-Based Approach to the Digitization of Early Applied Colors. In: Fossati, G., Jackson, V. and Lameris, B., eds. The Colour Fantastic. Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 237-259.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2015. Audiovisual Archives and the Public Domain: Exclusive Control, Digital Access and the Dynamics of History. In: Crisp, V. and Menotti, G., eds. Besides the Screen: Moving Images Through Distribution, Promotion and Curation. Palgrave Macmillan, 147-161.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2014. Copyright and Film Historiography: The Case of the Orphan Film. In: David, M. and Halbert, D., eds. The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property. SAGE, 404-417.
- Op Den Kamp, C., Ruedel, U. and Curro, D., 2012. Towards a More Accurate Preservation of Color: Heritage, Research and the Film Restoration Laboratory. In: Brown, S., Street, S. and Watkins, L., eds. Color and the Moving Image. AFI Film Reader on Color.. Routledge, 219-229.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2017. Case File 24: The Retrieved Image (supplementary educational material with 'The Game is On!' Episode 3). Available from: http://www.copyrightuser.org/educate/the-game-is-on/episode-3-case-file-24/.
- Op Den Kamp, C., 2017. Case File 25: The Accidental Image (supplementary educational material with 'The Game is On!' Episode 3). Available from: http://www.copyrightuser.org/educate/the-game-is-on/episode-3-case-file-25/.
- Melanie Brown (Bournemouth University). Films Without Borders; Copyright Licensing and Cultural Diversity in Europe
- Robin Wright (Swinburne University of Technology). Copyright, Originality and Transformative Creativity in the Digital Economy
Profile of Teaching PG
- FMC: L7 Professional Practice, MA Framework
- FMC: L7 PGCert Intellectual Property
Profile of Teaching UG
- FMC: L4 Understanding Experimental Film, BA (Hons) Film
- FMC: L5 Film Business, BA (Hons) Film
- FMC: L5 Media Perspectives / Filmmaking and Fair Dealing Exceptions, BA Framework
- FMC: L6 Independent Research Project, BA (Hons) Film
- FMC: L6 Graduate Project, BA (Hons) Film
21 Mar 2013 more
Found Footage, Legal Provenance and the 'Aesthetics of Access', XI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, IT, 21 March 2013
21 Mar 2013 more
Recycled Images: Found Footage Filmmaking Practices, XI MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, IT, 21 March 2013
13 Mar 2015 more
The Film Archive as a Birthplace, Keeping Within the Lines: Legal and Creative Approaches to Copyright in Art and Design Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, UK, 13 March 2015
16 Apr 2016 more
Restoring THE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG (AU 1906, Charles Tait), Chiltern-Rutherglen Continuing Education Group, Star Theatre, Chiltern, VIC, Australia, 16 April 2016
13 Jul 2017 more
Copying from Other Cultures, Ethics of Copying, Bielefeld University, DE, 13 July 2017
13 Jul 2017 more
Copyright and Curatorial Choices, Ethics of Copying, Bielefeld University, DE, 13 July 2017
24 Nov 2017 more
Amateur Film. Some Legal and Ethical Considerations, Inedits, University of Strasbourg, FR, 24 November 2017
23 May 2018 more
Open Sesame - Access to Film Archival Collections and Copyright, Centre national de l'audiovisuel, LUX, 23 May 2018
04 Jul 2018 more
Invited commentary on Marianne Dahlen’s paper, ‘A Question of Heritage. Salvatore Ferragamo and the Invention of the Wedge Heel’, ISHTIP conference, Rome, IT, 4 July
05 Sep 2018 more
Invited lecture, ‘A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects’, Public Lecture Day, Bournemouth University, 5 September
26 Sep 2018 more
Invited panel member, ‘Demonstrating Fair Use’, Washington Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, 26 September
29 Sep 2018 more
Invited book presentation, ‘The Greatest Films Never Seen’, Washington Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, 29 September
29 Sep 2018 more
Invited screening, ‘Charlie Lyne and Pastiche Filmmaking’, Washington Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, 29 September
24 Oct 2018 more
Invited CREATe Public Lecture, ‘A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects’, CREATe, University of Glasgow, 24 October
22 Nov 2018 more
Invited talk, ‘The Greatest Films Never Seen’, Forgetting the Archive: Exploring Past Images in the Digital Age conference, Istanbul Sehir University, 22 November
27 Nov 2018 more
Invited seminar, ‘The Greatest Films Never Seen’, Notre Dame University International Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, 27 November
29 Nov 2018 more
Invited talk, ‘Open Sesame: Copyright Considerations in the Digitisation of and the Access to Archival Collections’, Goethe Institute Beirut, 29 November
- Films without Borders. Copyright Licensing and Cultural Diversity in Europe. (Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media & Communication, 01 Sep 2017). Awarded
- Swinburne Law School, AU, Deputy Editor, Legal History (2016-), http://www.legalhistory.org.au/
- Swinburne Law School, AU, Adjunct Research Fellow (2016-), http://www.swinburne.edu.au/business-law/schools-departments/swinburne-law-school/
- Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, Contributing Researcher (2015-), http://www.trans-techresearch.net/research/contributing-researchers/claudy-op-den-kamp/
- University of Bedfordshire, Re-Validation External Board Member (-2018)
- Level 5 / Year 2 Coordinator, BA (Hons) Film
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Curation, Chairing of ‘Pre-event roundtable ‘Histories of Intellectual Property in Numerous Objects—Interdisciplinary Insights’, ISHTIP conference, Rome, IT, 3 July
- Co-curation, Panel Chairing for 'Copyright & Creative Re-Use' Conference, CREATe / BFI Education, December 2017, http://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/02/19/new-web-resource-copyright-creative-reuse/
- Brochure Design and Editing, Panel Chairing for CTI DIASTOR Conference 'Film im Digitalen Zeitalter’, June 2014
- Overall Producer for Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Knowledge Transfer (KT) Event 'Reclamekermis: Advertising the Sublime’, April 2013
- Overall Producer for Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Technology, Exchange and Flow (TEF) Expert Seminar 'Screening the Sublime’, January 2012
- Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Of Orphans and Risks, Part of Panel: Special Topics in Intellectual Property Rights: Motion Pictures, Archival Footage, and Film in Pedagogy, 26 Mar 2019, Los Angeles
- Washington Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, Raiding the Icebox, 25 Sep 2018, Washington, DC
- ISHTIP conference - Pre-event roundtable, Histories of Intellectual Property in Numerous Objects—Interdisciplinary Insights, Paper Print, 03 Jul 2018, Rome, IT
- EYE International Conference - Activating the Archive, Resisting Copyright and Its Archival Implications, 26 May 2018, EYE Film Institute
- IP in transitions: (Re)imagining intellectual property, An Oral History of Fair Dealing and Found Footage Filmmaking, 16 Apr 2018, University of Exeter
- NEPCA, Nothing Sacred. The Public Domain Film and its Public Accessibility., 27 Oct 2017, Amherst, MA, US
- Northeast Historic Film Archive Summer Symposium, Open Sesame. Copyright and the ‘Aesthetics of Access’, 20 Jul 2017, Bucksport, ME, US
- Besides the Screen, Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope and the Campaign to Control the Film Industry, 20 Jul 2016, Coventry University, UK
- ISHTIP, Film Archives as ‘Sites of Resistance’: Exploiting the Public Domain, 06 Jul 2016, University of Glasgow, UK
- Australasian IPIE Conference, The Paper Print Collection: How Copyright Formalities and Historical Accidents Led to Film History, 02 Feb 2016, The University of Western Australia, Fremantle, AU
- CMCL / IP & Media Law Conference, The Paper Print Collection: From Historical Accident to Film History, 23 Nov 2015, The University of Melbourne, AU
- NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Annual Conference, The Film Archive as a Birthplace. Found Footage, Legal Provenance and the ‘Aesthetics of Access’University of Łódź, PL, 18 Jun 2015, University of Łódź, PL
- The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema, Testing ‘Digital Desmet’, 29 Mar 2015, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, NL
- Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM) Medien|Recht, The Greatest Films Never Seen: The Audiovisual Archive, Copyright Ownership and the Historical Narrative, 02 Oct 2014, Philipps-Universität Marburg, DE
- FIAF Summer School, Il Cinema Ritrovato, The Process of Restoring a Dufaycolor Film Title as a Model for the DIASTOR Research Project, 28 Jun 2014, Bologna, IT
- DIASTOR Workshop, CTI DIASTOR Research Project Case Studies: An Overview, 05 Jun 2014, Zurich, CH
- ARRI Archive Workshop, CTI DIASTOR Research Project Case Study PARURES, 03 Jun 2014, Munich, DE
- SAGE IP Symposium, The Greatest Films Never Seen: Audiovisual Archives and the Orphan Works Problem, 29 Jun 2013, Durham University, Institute for Advanced Study, UK
- XX International Film Studies Conference, Audiovisual Archives and the Orphan Works Problem / DE OVERVAL, 10 years later, 12 Mar 2013, Udine, IT
- Play & Prosume, schleichender Kommerz und schnelle Avantgarde, 'Midway to the Sublime Island' - Collecting, Advertising and the Public: In Search of the Sublime, 05 Mar 2013, Vienna, AT
- Tracking IP Across the Creative Technologies (TRI-PACT), Consultant (Film). University of Brighton
- BA / MA in Film & Television Studies (University of Amsterdam, 2000)
- MA in Film Studies, with Film Archive Option (University of East Anglia, 2003)
- PGCert in Academic Practice (University of Plymouth, 2012)
- PhD in Art & Media (University of Plymouth, 2015)
- PGCert in Intellectual Property (Bournemouth University, 2017)
- Travel Grant / The College of Santa Fe, US (Fundatie Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, 1996)
- Exchange Student Scholarship / The College of Santa Fe, US (Philip Morris NL, 1996)
- Mary Pickford Scholarship (Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) / Mary Pickford Foundation, 2002)
- Postgraduate Research Studentship (University of Plymouth, 2009)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Swinburne Law School, AU, 2015)
- Professional Development Grant (Visual Resources Association Foundation, 2019)
- Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), Member (2002-),
- British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), Member (2015-),
- European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), Member (2014-),
- Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member (2015-),
- Melbourne Screen Studies Group, Member (2015-),
- UK Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow (2012-), https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/
- Ipse Dixit, A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects. https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/episodes/claudy-op-den-kamp-on-the-history-of-intellectual-property-i
- Script2Screen Conversation, Restoring Film and Intellectual Property. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/script2screen/id1296636487?mt=2
- The Friday Morning Show, Radio-interview about Haghefilm Conservation’s restoration of Australia's 'first' feature film THE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG (AU 1906, Charles Tait)