Recognition for CREATe Fellow Prof. Ruth Towse

Ruth-in-UEA-NorwichCREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics, Prof. Ruth Towse, has recently been made a Distinguished Fellow of the ACEI (Association for Cultural Economics International).

Widely regarded as the forerunner to establish the field of cultural economics, Prof. Towse has had an illustrious career for over 30 years in this area of study. Her authored and edited books have helped to define the field of the economics of art and culture as a serious area for specialist research and teaching in theoretical and applied economics. Through her role as a CREATe Fellow, Prof. Towse currently leads research on copyright and business models in music publishing. Incorporating both qualitative and quantitative methods of legal and economic analysis, her research provides an historical perspective on the economics of music publishing.

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Opportunity for a funded 5 year PhD at CREATe linked to a 0.5 GTA position

uog-createThe School of Law, University of Glasgow is offering a PhD bursary / Graduate Teaching Assistant linked to CREATe, the RCUK for Copyright and New Business Model in the Creative Economy.

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The Game is On … Again!

SH2_Frame_28CREATe is delighted to announce the release of the second episode of the award-winning series The Game is On! Drawing inspiration from well-known copyright and public domain work, as well as recent copyright litigation, this series of short films provides a springboard for exploring key principles and ideas underpinning copyright law, creativity, and the limits of lawful appropriation and reuse. Bartolomeo Meletti provides more information on this innovative resource in his blog post.  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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CREATe Public Lectures and PhD Development events

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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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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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