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James Murdoch Lecture: Celebrating Copyright’s 300th Birthday

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News Corp.’s Europe, Middle East and Asia CEO James Murdoch on Thursday gave a speech to inaugurate University College London’s new Centre for Digital Humanities.

The key themes – after three centuries, copyright is more important than ever because cultural industries need their intellectual property protected. Transcript below; more follows…

Ladies and gentlemen, Provost, distinguished guests.

It is a great honour for me to deliver the first annual lecture of the University College London Centre for Digital Humanities.

I want to use this opportunity tonight, not only to celebrate the mission of the Centre, but also to reflect with you more widely on technology, culture and society.

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