About, Publications, Presentations

Erik Ketzan publishes and teaches on law, data, digital humanities, and language resources, focusing especially on copyright law and personal data protection. He is currently a PhD student in Digital Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.

Erik has given invited talks on law, digital humanities, and language resources at many institutions in North America and Europe, has presented at numerous conferences including LREC and DH, published in peer-reviewed law journals in the United States and France, as well as journals and conference proceedings on law, literature and digital humanities. He contributed to the book, Reference Manual For Research Data Management (Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, 2013) as well as the Guidelines for Building Language Corpora Under German Law by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Education and Work

Erik Ketzan received a bachelors degree in history from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a law degree and MBA from The University of Pittsburgh. He worked as an attorney in the United States before working as an academic researcher among the computational linguistics and research infrastructure group of the Institute for the German Language (Mannheim, Germany) and CLARIN – European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology, focusing on legal issues.

Law Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

  • Michael Berskens, Pawel Kamocki, and Erik Ketzan, “Implied Consent – A Silent Revolution in Digital Copyright Law. US, German and French Perspectives”, Revue Internationale du Droit d’Auteur 238, 2-109 (2013). Link [available in English, French, and Spanish]
  • Erik Ketzan, “Rebuilding Babel: Copyright and the Future of Online Machine Translation”, Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property 205 (2007). Link

Conference Abstracts (Peer Reviewed)

  • Pawel Kamocki, Erik Ketzan, Julia Wildgans, Andreas Witt, “Das neue “Gesetz
    zur Angleichung des Urheberrechts an die aktuellen Erfordernisse der Wissensgesellschaft” und seine Auswirkungen für Digital Humanities” (“The new German research exception for copyright and what it means for digital humanities”), Dhd2018 Annual Conference, Book of Abstracts, pp. 156-58, Feb 26 – March 2, 2018. PDF
  • Aleksei Kelli, Krister Lindén, Kadri Vider, Penny Labropoulou and Erik Ketzan, “Implementation of an Open Science Policy in the context of management of CLARIN language resources: a need for changes?”, CLARIN2017 Annual Conference, Book of Abstracts, September 18-20 2017. PDF
  • Erik Ketzan and Christoph Schöch, “What Changed When Andy Weir’s The Martian Got Edited?”, Digital Humanities 2017, Conference Book of Abstracts (Montréal: McGill University & Université de Montréal, 2017). DOI
  • Pawel Kamocki, Erik Ketzan, and Andreas Witt, “Lizenzauswahlwerkzeuge für die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften” (“Automatic License Choosers for Digital Humanities”), DHd 2016, Conference Abstracts, University of Leipzig (Duisburg: Nisaba, 2016), 336-337. PDF
  • Erik Ketzan and Pawel Kamocki, “Legal and Ethical Aspects of Authorship Attribution Using Stylometry – EU and US Perspectives”, Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 104-108. Link
  • Erik Ketzan, “Literary Wikis: Crowd-sourcing the Analysis and Annotation of Pynchon, Eco and Others”, Digital Humanities 2012 Conference Abstracts (Hamburg: Hamburg University Press, 2012), 252-54. PDF
  • Piotr Bański, Peter M Fischer, Elena Frick, Erik Ketzan, Marc Kupietz, Carsten Schnober, Oliver Schonefeld, Andreas Witt, “The New IDS Corpus Analysis Platform: Challenges and Prospects”, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012). PDF

Book contributions

  • Harry Enke, Norman Fiedler, Thomas Fischer, Timo Gnadt, Erik Ketzan, Jens Ludwig, Torsten Rathmann, Gabriel Stöckle, and Florian Schintke, Leitfaden zum Forschungsdaten-Management: Handreichungen aus dem WissGrid-Projekt (Reference Manual For Research Data Management: Guidelines From The WissGrid Project) (Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, 2013). PDF

Other Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Workshops/Seminars

  • Seminar Organiser, “Close Reading + Digital Humanities: A Dialogue”, Birkbeck, University of London, April 20, 2018. Supported by The Lorraine Lim Postgraduate Fund.
  • Program Committee (Khalid Choukri, Pawel Kamocki, Erik Ketzan, Stelios Piperidis, Prodromos Tsiavos, Andreas Witt), LREC 2018: Legal Issues Workshop – Miyazaki, Japan – 8 May, 2018
  • Program Committee (Khalid Choukri, Erik Ketzan, Stelios Piperidis, Prodromos Tsiavos, Andreas Witt), LREC 2016: Legal Issues Workshop, Portorož, Slovenia, May 24, 2016. Link
  • Program Committee (Erik Ketzan, Prodromos Tsiavos, Khalid Choukri) – LREC 2014: Legal Issues in Language Resources and Infrastructures Workshop – Reykjavik, Iceland – 27 May 2014. Link

White Papers

  • Pawel Kamocki and Erik Ketzan, “Creative Commons and Language Resources: General Issues and What’s New in CC 4.0”, CLARIN Legal Issues Committee White Paper Series, 2014. PDF
  • Erik Ketzan et al., “Guidelines for Building Language Corpora Under German Law: Guidelines by the DFG Review Board on Linguistics”, CLARIN Legal Issues Committee White Paper Series, 2017. PDF

Websites

Policy Presentations

  • European Commission – Licenses for Europe, Text & Data Mining Working Group: Erik Ketzan, “Text & Data Mining: Legal Challenges in Language Science Research”, Brussels, May 29 2013.
  • Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education: Erik Ketzan, “DeReKo, The German Reference Corpus: An Introduction”, Helsinki, May 31 2013.

Select Presentations

  • Erik Ketzan, “Close Reading + Digital Humanities: Some Hows and Whys”, Birkbeck, University of London, UK, April 20, 2018.
  • Erik Ketzan and Christoph Schöch, “Toward a Methodology for Detecting and Classifying Edits in Variants of Fiction. Test Case: Andy Weir’s The Martian, Digital Humanities 2017, McGill University & Université de Montréal, Canada, August 11 2017.
  • Erik Ketzan and Christoph Schöch, “Close/Machine-Reading Two Versions of Andy Weir’s The Martian, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting 2017, Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 9 2017.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues in Digital Humanities: Introduction and Where Things Stand”, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Seminar Series, UK, May 31 2017.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues and Language Resources”, LREC 2016 Legal Issues Workshop, Portorož, Slovenia, May 24, 2016.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Issues in Intellectual Property Enforcement”, Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, invited presentation at Intellectual Property Law module, March 3 2016.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues in Digital Humanities”, European Summer School in Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig, Germany, July 29 2015.
  • Erik Ketzan, Jens Stegmann, Andreas Witt, “Building a Pynchon Corpus: Technical and Legal Issues”, Pynchon Week 2015, Athens, Greece, June 11 2015. Link
  • Pawel Kamocki and Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues in Sign Language Resources”, CLARIN Workshop: Sign language resources: legal, technical, and crowd-sourcing issues, Hamburg University, Germany, December 13-14 2014.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Das Urheberrecht und Rechtliche Fragestellungen am IDS”, “Copyright and Legal Issues at the Institute for the German Language”, Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany, November 8 2014.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues and Language Resources: The Big Picture and What’s Happened in the last 2 Years?”, LREC 2014 Legal Issues in Language Resources and Infrastructures Workshop – Reykjavik, Iceland – 27 May 2014.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues in Digital Humanities: a Crash Course”, University of Stuttgart, Germany, February 19 2014.
  • Pawel Kamocki and Erik Ketzan, “Preparation of corpora from online and other resources: current state of German and EU law”, 7th Workshop of DFG Scientific Network Empirikom, TU Dortmund University, Germany, February 2 1014.
  • Erik Ketzan, “DeReKo, The German Reference Corpus: an Introduction”,  Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education, Helsinki, Finland, May 31, 2013.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Legal Issues in Digital Humanities: a Crash Course”, University of Stuttgart, Germany, April 23 2013.
  • Erik Ketzan, “An Introduction to Legal Issues in eHumanities and Developments in EU Law,” eHumanities Kickoff Workshop 2013, University of Leipzig, Germany, April 9 2013.
  • Erik Ketzan, “An Introduction to Legal Issues for Historians and Language Scientists”, Sprache im Kolonialismus, Institute for the German Language (Mannheim, Germany), December 1 2012.
  • Erik Ketzan and Pawel Kamocki, “Legal Issues and Best Practices for Multimodal Resources”, CLARIN-D F-AG 6, University of Bielefeld, Germany, September 21 2012.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Literary Annotation Wikis: Crowd-Sourcing the Analysis of Pynchon, Eco, and Others”, European Summer School in Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig, Germany, July 25 2012.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Literary Annotation Wikis: Crowd-Sourcing the Analysis of Pynchon, Eco, and Others”, Digital Humanities 2012, University of Hamburg, Germany, July 19 2012.
  • Erik Ketzan and Pawel Kamocki, “Emerging Copyright Issues for Language Scientists”,  Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, May 21 2012.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Commercialization of Humanities and Social Science Research in the US”, Institute for the German Language, Mannheim, Germany, August 24 2011.
  • Erik Ketzan, “Sharing language resources: fair use, implied license, and evolving doctrines in United States law”, presented at “Legally Safe Practices for Sharing Language Resources” workshop, Austrian Academy of Sciences,  Vienna, Austria, October 22 2010.
  • Erik Ketzan. Presented at LREC 2010, 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Valletta, Malta, May 17 2010.
  • Erik Ketzan. Presented at Meeting of the Open Linguistic Data Working Group, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, United States, March 20-21 2010.

Translation (German to English)

  • Erik Ketzan et al., “Guidelines for Building Language Corpora Under German Law: Guidelines by the DFG Review Board on Linguistics”, CLARIN Legal Issues Committee White Paper Series, 2017. PDF

Committees / Working Groups

  • Member, CLARIN Legal Issues Committee, former Vice Chairman
  • Participant, Working Group ELDAH — Ethics and Legality in the Digital Arts and Humanities