Helle Porsdam is a project leader for CULTIVATE, a three year (2010-2013) research collaboration between the universities of Copenhagen, Uppsala, London, Utrecht and Iceland and part of the HERA Joint Research Programme for the theme "Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation".


With the headline Copyrighting Creativity: Creative values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property, the project wishes to investigate the relationship between creativity, intellectual property law, and cultural heritage from a European perspective and against the background of Europe's multitude of languages, cultures and legal traditions.


The project's point of departure is the recent development in digitisation and the many new possibilities of copying, sharing and mass distributing texts and images.








Helle Porsdam


Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen.








Helle Porsdam  2011