Monthly Archives: March 2013
See Jonathan Band’s post on infojustice.org, reproduced below: More than 40 countries with over one-third of the world’s population have fair use or fair dealing provisions in their copyright laws. These countries are in all regions of the world and at all levels of development. The broad diffusion of fair use and fair dealing indicates that there is no basis for preventing the more widespread adoption of these doctrines, with the benefits their flexibility brings to authors, publishers, consumers, technology companies, libraries, museums, educational institutions, and governments. Fair dealing was first developed by courts in England in the eighteenth century, and was codified in 1911. Fair dealing became incorporated into the copyright laws of the former British Imperial territories, now … Continue reading
Last week (Monday 11 March), Clause 65 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill reached report stage, a chance for further scrutiny, in the House of Lords. The Government’s proposes to repeal section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, and thereby increase the term of protection of copyright in mass-produced designs from 25 years to the life of the designer plus-seventy years thereafter. UK IP Professors (including several CREATe academics) have intervened in the debate since last June, arguing that this extension of term might harm fragile publishing interests (e.g. of arts publishers). Professor Lionel Bently of Cambridge University has assisted in drafting several amendments which would shield publishers from the need for licences for reproducing images … Continue reading
UKIPO publishes next in series of CREATe Working Papers – ‘Copyright and the Economic Effects of Parody’
CREATe Director, Prof. Martin Kretschmer, has co-published a report for the UKIPO titled ‘Copyright and the Economic Effects of Parody: An empirical study of music videos on the YouTube platform, and an assessment of regulatory options’. This is the next in a series of working papers being published by CREATe. Click here to read full details and download the report.
CREATe partner organisations have a number of job, scholarship and taught courses opportunities available commencing throughout 2013. As advertised in The Economist in March 2013, more details and information on how to apply can be found here. A summary of the available opportunities follows: Job Vacancies: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellowship in Cultural Economics / 3 years with expected transition to a full time Lectureship at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow upon successful completion. The closing date for this post is Tuesday 9th April 2013 and interviews will be held on Thursday 9th May. View more details or apply; Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property in the School of Law, University of Glasgow. The closing date for this post is Friday 12th … Continue reading
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD studentship, funded by the University of Edinburgh and explicitly linked to a project within CREATe’s current research programme. The CREATe project ‘Creators’ Organizations’ to which this studentship is attached is based in the School of Law and the SCRIPT centre at The University of Edinburgh and led by Dr Smita Kheria. There is no deadline for making the application. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the studentship may be offered to a suitable candidate at any time. As such it is advised that applications are submitted as soon as possible. For more information and for details of how to apply, click here.
Four PhD studentships are available at the University of Nottingham in the fields of Open Academic Publishingand Computer Science and at the Horizon Doctoral Training Centre. Continue reading
Applications are invited for five PhD Scholarships being offered by CREATe at the University of Glasgow. Two of these Scholarships are open to candidates with research initiatives that complement the research activity, aims and objectives of CREATe. The remaining three Scholarships are explicitly linked to existing projects within CREATe’s current research programme. Continue reading
This is an exciting position in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow. The successful candidate will undertake research of international excellence in line with the School, College and University research strategy; making a substantial contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; and undertaking School, College and, where appropriate, University administrative responsibilities. Continue reading
Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two year project on copyright and individual creators as part of CREATe, based at the University of Edinburgh. Continue reading
An exciting three-year long opportunity as a CREATe Research Associate or Research Fellow that, upon successful completion, is expected to subsequently convert into a permanent lectureship within the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR), which is located in the School of Culture and Creative Arts in the College of Arts, University of Glasgow. Continue reading