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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Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law and a member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management here at Bournemouth University. I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including in law, accounting and film.

I am the Programme Leader for the LLM in Legal Practice.

I am the Unit Leader for the L7 Commercial Law and Intellectual Property

I am the Unit Leader for the L4 Law for Accounting and Finance module in BUBS.

I am the Unit Leader for L6 Legal Knowledge for Practice.

Research

My research focuses on intellectual property, specifically copyright. My doctoral thesis examined copyright and cultural heritage within the UK and EU, considering how film archives may be able to widen public access to out-of-commerce works, through the DSM Directive 2019. My research is interdisciplinary, combining ethnographic, doctrinal and comparative legal methodologies. I am also very interested in moral copyright law, and have published in this area. Within IP, I have also researched and published on the impact of pharmaceutical patents and the oral contraceptive pill...

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Research

I am interested in supervising PhD students, especially in the areas of copyright law, cultural heritage law, feminist legal studies, and in ethnographic research.

Favourites

Journal Articles

  • Stockton-Brown, M., 2022. Out-of-Commerce How the Existing Copyright Practices in Film Archives Impact on Widening Public Access to Cultural Heritage. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law, 13.
  • Stockton-Brown, M., 2022. TO LEAVE A WHISPER OF MYSELF IN THE WORLD: A ZINESTER TESTIMONY. ZINES, 4, 51-58.
  • 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).

Books

Chapters

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Bowden, M. and Stockton-Brown, M., 2020. Out-of-commerce, out of mind: widening public access to out-of-commerce copyright works in film archives through the DSM Directive. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication.

Films

Artefacts

Grants

  • CopyTatts: Copyright within Tattooing Culture (Bournemouth University ACORN Large Grant, 01 Feb 2022). In Progress
  • Pushing Back: copyright law and film archives (Socio-Legal Studies Association, 14 Jan 2022). In Progress
  • “Out-of-Commerce: Out-of-Mind”: Finding the Lost Films" (ACORN Funding, Bournemouth University, 01 Jun 2021). Completed
  • Out-of-Commerce Works (Seedcorn Funding, Department of Humanities and Law, Bournemouth University, 01 Jun 2021). Completed
  • FrankenZine: Voice, Copyright, and Women Authors (CIPPM, Bournemouth University, 18 May 2021). Completed
  • Beloved (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.

Qualifications

  • 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)

Honours

  • 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)