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Ragnhild is the Associate Professor in Popular Music Studies at the University of Oslo, and the leader of the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
One of her main focus areas in the MASHED project is to examine underlying principles and values within the mashup scene in order to delineate the specificity as well as the historical and cultural rootedness of mashups.
Another focus area is to theorize relevant concepts such as creativity, originality, authorship, and ownership from both a theoretical and empirical point of view.
The research project MASHED reflects her enduring interest in music production, digital media, sample-based music, remix- and mashup culture, and authorship and ownership.
Ragnhild is the co-author with Anne Danielsen of the book Digital Signatures: The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound (2016) and has also published articles and book chapters on these topics. She has also a background in music production and songwriting.
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Ellis is a Postdoctoral Candidate in the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
His primary responsibility in the MASHED project is to investigate how the regulatory systems of online platforms impact mashup producers, in terms of the music they make, the ways they distribute it, and the social and cultural implications of this activity.
This role reflects his long-term interest in researching the relationship between music cultures and the internet. Ellis’ PhD thesis, completed at the University of Leeds' School of Media and Communication, explored the changing nature of "DIY" (do it yourself) music in the age of social media.
He’s also a musician, and have toured and released several albums as lead singer and songwriter of the band Trust Fund.
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Alan is a Postdoctoral Candidate in the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
He is a researcher, policy adviser and musician who has spent the last decade at the intersection of music, communications and law. His research interests are in copyright law in relation to mashups and music platforms.
His primary responsibilities in the MASHED project is to examine the ways in which mashup music can be understood in terms of transnational but also localized legal copyright concepts. He will also critically assess the notice-and-takedown systems of internet platforms from a legal perspective in light of the case of mashup music.
Hailing from Australia, Alan completed his copyright law PhD, 99 problems but a riff ain’t one, at the Australian National University. He was an Assistant Director for copyright policy in the Australian Government, where he also advised on telecommunications, broadcasting and digital productivity.
As a musician, Alan is fluent in improvised theatre music and musicals and continues to dabble in jazz and DJing.
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Irina is Associate Professor at the Department of Law and Governance at BI – The Norwegian Business School, and an affiliated researcher of the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
Her primary responsibility in the MASHED project is to consult and conduct research on copyright concepts, such as transformative use, originality, parody and quotation, across U.S. and Norwegian law.
Irina is an expert in intellectual property and copyright related to performing artists, with expertise in Scandinavian copyright laws.
She completed her doctoral theses at the University of Oslo, in the field of intellectual property and copyright.
She has previously worked as legal director for the Norwegian composer organization TONO, and as an attorney with intellectual property rights and computer law as her main focus area.
Irina also has a bachelor in acting and is still participating in different movies and TV-shows.
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Miloš has a PhD in law and is an affiliated researcher of the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
His primary responsibility in the MASHED project is to consult and conduct research on the regulation of online platforms.
With an LL.M. in intellectual property law from the George Washington University and a PhD in copyright law from the University of Oslo, Miloš has significant experience in researching copyright-related terms found in mass-scale digital agreements.
He believes that any attempts to regulate digital platforms and consumers’ rights must take the application of national laws into account, and therefore actively uses private international law and contract law as a background for his analysis.
Miloš currently works as a senior privacy advisor in a major international telecommunications company.
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Eirik is a research assistant in the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED). His primary task in the MASHED project is to transcribe and code the interviews conducted with mashup producers.
Eirik completed his MA thesis in 2017 and has since worked as a musician, music teacher, and research assistant in another RITMO-project.
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Elisabeth is a Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, and an affiliated researcher of the research project Mashup Music, Copyright, and Platform Regulation (MASHED).
She is an expert in freedom of expression and censorship, with a particular interest in new media and regulatory legitimacy.
Having led and coordinated several international surveys, Elisabeth's primary responsibility in the MASHED project is to consult the group while preparing the design, distribution, and analysis of the survey.
As Chair of the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH), she will also consult the research group on various ethical questions.