Melanie Stockton-Brown

Dr Melanie Stockton-Brown

  • Senior Lecturer In Law
  • Weymouth House W401, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am interested in supervising PhD students, especially in the areas of copyright law, cultural heritage law, feminist legal studies, and in ethnographic research.


Journal Articles

  • Stockton-Brown, M., 2021. Out-of-commerce Copyright Works in EU Film Archives: A Solution? Journal of Film Preservation, 105 (1).
  • Stockton-Brown, M., 2020. “Exploring Article 8 of the Copyright Directive: Hope for Cultural Heritage". Annali italiani del diritto d'autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo (AIDA Italian Annals of Copyright XXVIII).



Internet Publications




  • “Out-of-Commerce: Out-of-Mind”: Finding the Lost Films" (ACORN Funding, Bournemouth University, 01 Jun 2021). In Progress
  • Out-of-Commerce Works (Seedcorn Funding, Department of Humanities and Law, Bournemouth University, 01 Jun 2021). In Progress
  • Beloved (Bournemouth University, 18 May 2021). Completed
  • FrankenZine: Voice, Copyright, and Women Authors (CIPPM, Bournemouth University, 18 May 2021). Completed
  • Emerging Scholar Award (Eleventh International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, 02 Jul 2018). Completed
  • PhD Studentship (Bournemouth University, 18 Sep 2017). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Our zine about Mary Shelley, women authors & copyright, FrankenZine, has been selected as part of the permanent queer & feminist zine library at an international art exhibit at the BALTIC in Gateshead.


  • PhD in Copyright Law and Cultural Heritage (Bournemouth University, 2021)
  • LLM in Human Rights Law (University of Sunderland, 2015)
  • LLB (Hons) in Criminal Law (Aberystwyth University, 2014)


  • Best Newcomer for our short-film Beloved (English Riveria Film Festival, 2021)
  • Film Beloved was chosen as part of the online Lift-Off Online Sessions film festival. (2021)