Monthly Archives: July 2013

Edwards to Discuss “The Future” at Nine Worlds Conference

Deputy Director of CREATe  Lilian Edwards will be speaking on a panel about “The Future” at Nine Worlds, an innovative media conference oriented towards science fiction, genre, queer and and media studies, alongside CREATe author partners, Charles Stross  and Cory Doctorow. The panel is aimed at bringing discussion of innovation in technology, literature and publishing to a wider non academic audience. Nine Worlds takes place in London near Heathrow Airport on August 9th-11th and tickets can be bought via the conference website.

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Three CREATe Research Assistant Vacancies at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, a partner in the consortium of universities running CREATe, is seeking three fixed-term, part-time research assistants to contribute to CREATe projects. All applicants for these posts will be based in the Edinburgh Law School. Project 1 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two-year project on privacy, personal data collection and the freemium business model for Web 2.0. This part-time post (1 day per week) is available on a fixed term basis for two years from September/October 2013. Project 2 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to be based in the Edinburgh Law School to contribute to a two-year project on the future of Digital Rights Management. … Continue reading

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ECLAP Releases IPR and Business Models for Performing Arts Content. Best Practice Recommendations

ECLAP, the European Collected Library of Artistic Performance released its IPR and Business Models for Performing Arts Content – Best Practice Recommendations last month. The report is intended to assist performing arts organisations to provide online access to content. Core topics include the issue of rights clearance for performing arts content, the range of business and revenue models for digital performing rights arts content, and corresponding best practice recommendations regarding sustainability. In the report, content is defined as: the digital object (audio, video, image, text) combined with the information about this object (metadata). Furthermore, it is assumed that the content provider fully owns the rights to the metadata. This report is based on the contribution and feedback collected from both within … Continue reading

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PhD Studentship Available at Glasgow Life and The School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Glasgow Life and the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow are seeking to award one fully-funded PhD studentship to commence 1 October 2013.  The studentship, which will support three years of full-time study, is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Programme’s award to Glasgow Life. The student will undertake research into Cultural policy in Glasgow, 1970-1989.  Through the partnership with Glasgow Life, the student will have an opportunity to acquire a range of creative industry skills and knowledge whilst pursuing critically-informed research into a period of cultural policy-making in a city where that work was hugely influential.  Working directly with Glasgow Life, and supported by its Director of Policy and Research, Dr Mark O’Neill, the student’s … Continue reading

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Schlesinger Plenary Closes International Screen Studies Conference 2013

CREATe Deputy Director Philip Schlesinger gave a closing plenary lecture at the international Screen Studies Conference 2013, held at the University of Glasgow, 28-30 June. In a critical angle on the conference theme of ‘Cosmopolitan Screens’, he reflected on his current AHRC-funded research into the rise and fall of the UK Film Council.  The emerging evidence on the creation of a national agency requires us to think both through and beyond the national level. Elite decision-making and policy networks produced a specific articulation of the national with the transnational in the formation of the new body, in line with currently fashionable logics of modernization.

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CREATe Working Paper No. 7, Copyright, and the Regulation of Orphan Works, Available Now

The seventh release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available for download. Copyright, and the Regulation of Orphan Works: A comparative review of seven jurisdictions and a rights clearance simulation by Marcella Favale, Fabian Homberg, Martin Kretschmer, Dinusha Mendis and Davide Secchi is a collaboration between the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (www.cippm.org.uk), Bournemouth University (BU), the Department for Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour, The Business School, BU, and CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright & New Business Models (www.create.ac.uk). This report was commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office to support the implementation of the Hargreaves Review. It aims to offer a clearer understanding of how orphan works are regulated and priced in other jurisdictions, and how a pricing … Continue reading

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What price “expropriation”?

A new empirical study of so-called Orphan Works, commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office, and undertaken by academics from Bournemouth University, and the CREATe Centre at the University of Glasgow, comes to surprising results. It offers a clearer understanding of how orphan works are regulated and priced in other jurisdictions, and how a pricing system could be structured to ensure that “parents” are fairly remunerated if they re-appear, and users are incentivised to access and exploit registered orphan works. Continue reading

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Edwards Speaks at Panel on Copyright, Copyleft and Copywrong

Professor Lilian Edwards, Deputy Director of CREATe, spoke for CREATe at a panel entitled Copyright, Copyleft, Copywrong? at Open City Docs fest , an open documentary festival, in London on 21 June 2013. Panelists included Roly Keating (Chief Executive of the British Library), Peter Bradwell (Open Rights Group), Paul Gerhardt (Archives for Creativity and Film and Sound Think Tank, JISC), John Archer (Hopscotch Films, Producer of History of Cinema) and Haidy Geismar (Anthropologist, UCL) and a lively discussion centred on the difficulties for documentary film and TV makers of clearing rights for uses of clips and re-use of major archives such as the BBC’s.

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