CREATe Public Lectures and PhD Development events

MFGJoin us this autumn at one of our Public Lectures
or PhD development workshops. Our public lecture series will investigate topical policy issues such as  EU Copyright Reform in the Brexit environment and publisher rights in the new Copyright in the Digital Single Market draft Directive. Our PhD development workshops will introduce students to a wide range of research methods and provide an opportunity to share work with peers and gain valuable feedback. Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

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Explorathon 2016 @ the Glasgow Science Centre

Come and join us at the Explorathon 2016 taking place the 30th of September explorathonat the Science Centre in Glasgow from 6pm to 11pm.

Amongst many other interesting projects, our Data Analyst at CREATe Jesus Rodriguez will be showcasing two prototype tools, namely OMeBa and IPWatchr, which have been built to gather and make sense of evidence, but most importantly to show what it is possible in terms of technology when informing policy making. Continue reading…

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Announcing the Open Innovation Design Jam 2016

design_jam_imageOn 10th November 2016, join us at the University of Glasgow for the Open Innovation Design Jam competition. Design jams are short, intensive brainstorming sessions in which teams develop innovative solutions to challenges.

This event is an opportunity for innovators, SMEs, creators and IP practitioners to explore open, collective and user-led innovation. Following presentations by leading experts in management, strategy and IP law, teams will form and compete to solve business model challenges involving open or collectively managed IP inputs. How can businesses generate and capture value from open or collectively managed intellectual property? What are the benefits and costs of opening IP portfolios to competitors and user-innovators? How is creativity becoming more dynamic and more distributed, and what does this mean for the digital economy?

The afternoon will include lunch and time allotted for teams to work on their pitches. Facilitators will guide teams through five phases of the ‘design jam’ format. These involve understanding, definition, ideation, prototyping and testing.

Pitches will be judged by a panel of experts and the day will close with an awards ceremony and drinks reception. Over £1000 in prizes are available for the winning and runner-up teams. All participants will benefit from the input of team mentors, IP and management experts and facilitated networking opportunities to meet open-minded innovators from around the UK.

The event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and is organised locally by Dr Kris Erickson (CREATe) and Natacha Estèves (PhD Candidate Sciences Po). For free registration and to learn more about the Open Innovation Design Jam, see the main event page here.

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Angela McRobbie introduces ‘De-Centralising London As Fashion’s Epicentre’

Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths introduces De-Centralising London As Fashion’s Epicentre | Part One – the first of two articles reporting on her research into the key issues facing young fashion designers wanting to set up their own label.   Continue reading

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CREATe at EPIP 2016

epiplogoThe CREATe team were delighted to host European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association’s 10th Annual Conference in the UK for the first time last September and would like to wish our colleagues at Oxford every success with EPIP 2016. The conference takes place from 3rd-5th of September 2016. The programme is excellent and we are very pleased to have had a good number of CREATe research papers accepted.  Continue reading

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Brexit: “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”

scriptedLilian Edwards, CREATe Deputy Director considers the implications for IT law and UK academia in light of BREXIT in her editorial for the Summer 2016 issue of SCRIPTed (Volume 13, Issue 2).

 

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Hosting providers’ safe harbour is not the problem of copyright owners

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We are delighted to announce the release of a new CREATe working paper authored by Eleonora Rosati. The paper explores recent proposals advocating the removal of safe harbour protection at the EU level for hosting providers that give access to copyright works.  Continue reading

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Regulating the Sharing Economy: Special Issue Published Today

Sharing economy platforms are made possible through multiple forms of convergence

Sharing economy platforms are made possible through multiple forms of convergence

When goods and services are virtualised around us with the swipe of a mobile screen, it is hard not to believe we are living in a science fictional world. The convergence of fast and easy electronic payment systems with geolocative matchmaking software has brought a seeming abundance of choice and convenience to consumers in many sectors. At the same time, virtual jobs or crowdwork have risen in proportion to standard employment as a source of income for many. The recent pledge by Elon Musk that soon our self-driving Tesla cars will generate money for us after depositing us at work blurs the line between producer, consumer and owner even further. The technologically disruptive features of sharing economy services promise widespread change: by lowering both fixed and marginal costs, they make it difficult for traditional suppliers to compete; through standardized protocols they can quickly achieve global scale; by linking individual preferences to peers they further disintermediate between the private sphere and market.

A special issue of Internet Policy Review, edited by Kris Erickson (CREATe) and Inge Sørensen (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow, explores the regulatory challenges posed by the sharing economy. Each contribution to this special issue provides a lens on economic and social dimensions of sharing economy practice. Articles are focused on policy issues rather than individual case studies of platforms. The regulatory concerns covered by the contributions in this issue include the ontological status of shared goods, the conditions of crowdworking, the regulation of trust between strangers, the definition of relevant markets for competition regulation and European audiovisual media policy. [Download PDF]

Internet Policy Review is a free and open access journal on Internet regulation in Europe, published by HIIG Berlin in cooperation with CREATe and CNRS France.

 

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Bob Last on why he wrote Connecting creativity, value and money

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In collaboration with the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), CREATe recently released  Connecting creativity, value and money authored by film producer and CREATe Industry Fellow Bob Last.  Bob undertook the research for this paper when he chaired the CEO Board, and was then particularly interested in the question of access to finance for those engaged in creative work. The study itself, financed by the Scottish Government, mutated in the course of investigation to become an analysis of the tensions between economic and aesthetic calculations made by those working across a range of art forms and evolved into an argument for rethinking the bases of creative industries policy. In this post, Bob describes his motivations and approach in undertaking this study.

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Connecting creativity, value and money

2016-10-coverWe re delighted to announce the release of a new CREATe working paper authored by Bob Last. This working paper was commissioned and the work project managed by Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO). Continue reading

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