Monthly Archives: February 2013

University of Strathclyde School of Law – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in IT and/or Digital IP Law

Strathclyde University’s School of Law is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer to strengthen its portfolio in the broad areas of IT law, digital IP law, digital media and/or telecoms law. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research of the Centre for Internet Law and Policy and to the further development of Masters provision in the field as well as making a wider contribution within the Law School. The successful candidate would be expected to undertake high quality research within the Centre for Internet Law and Policy and contribute to the further development of Masters provision in the field as well as making a wider and balanced teaching and citizenship contribution within the Law School. A Senior Lecturer … Continue reading

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CREATe: Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology

CREATe is the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, a national research hub jointly funded by the AHRC (Arts & Humanities), EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences) and ESRC (Economic & Social Sciences). CREATe is a pioneering interdisciplinary initiative, and globally the first effort to investigate the relationship between Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (=CREATe) through the lens of copyright law.

The UK has probably the largest creative sector in the world relative to GDP, accounting for over 6% of the overall economy and contributing around £60bn per annum. CREATe will examine the business, regulatory and cultural infrastructure of the cultural and creative industries by exploring cutting-edge questions around digitisation, copyright, and innovation in the arts and technology. CREATe is based at the University of Glasgow, leading a consortium of 7 Universities: the University of East Anglia, the  University of Edinburgh, Goldsmiths (University of London), the University of Nottingham, the University of St. Andrews and the University of Strathclyde.

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European Copyright Society Issues Opinion on Svensson Hyperlinking Case

See Bernt Hugenholtz’ post on Kluwer Copyright Blog, reproduced below: The European Copyright Society, a group of prominent European scholars, today issued an opinion on the Svensson case (Case C-466/12), which is currently before the European Court of Justice. The case, which was referred to the Court by the Swedish Court of Appeal (Svea hovrätt) on 18 October 2012, raises the important question whether setting a hyperlink to a copyright protected work amounts to ‘communication to the public’ within the meaning of Article 3(1) of the Information Society Directive. In a detailed, 17-page opinion the European Copyright Society argues that the answer to this question should be a resounding no. According to the Society, “The importance of this particular reference should be evident to … Continue reading

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CREATe Paper Placed Third in Lexis Nexis Best Paper Award at IRIS Conference

A paper written jointly by the Edinburgh CREATe team has been awarded third place in the Lexis Nexis best paper award at the International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS), being held this year in Salzburg, Austria.  The paper by Smita Kheria, Daithi Mac Sithigh, Judith Rauhofer, and  Burkhard Schafer  titled ‘( Mis)appropriation Art? Copyright and Data protection implications of “CCTV sniffing” as art‘ analyses the legal implications of performance art using CCTV cameras. The paper will be published in the proceedings. Already in its 14th year, IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe. The leading topic of IRIS2013 was Abstraction and Application. In law, abstraction should give a focused view on the … Continue reading

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PhD Positions Available at Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Law has posted an invitation for applications for PhD projects to be carried out at its centres of excellence. Candidates with an interest in information law are invited to consult the Institute for Information Law’s Research Program before applying. Only proposals that fit into one of the research themes identified in the Research Program will be considered. Applicants should follow the application procedure mentioned in the announcement on the Faculty of Law’s website. Please note that the application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2013. The Institute for Information Law (IViR), established in 1989, is one of the largest research centers in the field of information law in the world. The Institute employs over 30 researchers who are active in … Continue reading

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Nottingham – Fully funded PhD research studentships in Computer Science (two studentships)

Two CREATe funded Computer Science PhD posts with Horizon Digital Economy Research in Nottingham are currently being advertised, focused on technology to support open business, particularly within the creative industries. A brief outline is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/computerscience/research/researchintro.aspx. Full details are at http://nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI1208. Informal enquiries can be directed towards Richard Mortier (richard.mortier@nottingham.ac.uk), though applications should be made through the University of Nottingham system, linked from the full details page above.

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Cultural policy and the idea of the creative economy

Professor Philip Schlesinger – Deputy Director, CREATe Contemporary cultural policy is made and implemented where culture, politics and the economy meet. It is highly institutionalized. It brings government into a relationship with how culture is made, how it circulates, and how we use it. So cultural policy is invariably concerned with questions of value, how, in the context of reception, objects or performances move and engage us, and in the marketplace, what we’re prepared to pay for them. And it’s not at all surprising that aesthetics and economics are often found pulling in different directions. To put this in the language of agency: those in political or institutional power are often at odds both with those undertaking cultural work and … Continue reading

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