Oğulcan Ekiz, Photographer and Law PhD Candidate
Oğulcan Ekiz is a self-taught photographer and an LL.M. graduate from Queen Mary University of London’s Intellectual Property Law Program. He has received 2017 BLACA/Stationers Bursary Award for his master studies at QMUL. Between 2010 and 2014, he was a member of Institute of Creative Minds, with whom he has displayed Soundspacein Istanbul Modern as a part of the first Istanbul Design Biennale (2012). During his LL.M., he has primarily examined copyright’s concept of user, as well as its limitations and exceptions to provide a reading of copyright law that highlights a participatory culture. He has also prepared a copyright guideline for the members of Artists’ Union England. Currently, he is working as a freelance legal advisor in Istanbul, providing legal services mainly to artists and musicians regarding copyright law. He is also preparing his Ph.D. proposal, which will also be in the field of copyright law.