Monthly Archives: April 2014

Transcript: Launch of ‘A review of the causes and impacts of unlawful file sharing’ April 11 2014

Date: 11 April 2014 Venue: Stationers’ Hall London Time: 3 – 6 pm Click for the event Resource Page (containing access to download the full report pdf, list of industry panel respondents, press coverage, social media reactions, event photos, and, a list of registered attendees.) Watch the videos (Camera & Editing: Istvan Jansco, Production: Dr Sukhpreet Singh) Listen to the audio

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CREATe PhD Studentship in Cultural Heritage Law at University of Glasgow

labelCREATe & the University of Glasgow Law School, in partnership with the National Library of Scotland

£51,966 (including bursary and fee remission distributed over 3 years of study; £6000 travel allowance)

This position is funded until September 2017.

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CREATe Working Paper 14/5 Determinants and Welfare Implications of Unlawful File Sharing: A Scoping Review, Available Now

The fifteenth release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available for download. Determinants and Welfare Implications of Unlawful File Sharing: A Scoping Review by Steven James Watson, Daniel John Zizzo and Piers Fleming documents a scoping review carried out to investigate and summarize the extent and nature of research (2003-2013) into the welfare implications and determinants of unlawful file sharing.  Articles on unlawful file sharing for digital media including music, film, television, videogames, software and books, were methodically searched for within academic databases and a pre-publication repository; non-academic literature was sought from key stakeholders and research centers. 54,441 sources were initially found with a wide search and were narrowed down to 206 articles which examined human behavior, intentions or attitudes. The research was launched with a … Continue reading

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Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth

Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought? CREATe, the UK research centre for copyright, has put a decade of evidence to the test by reviewing studies published between 2003 and 2013. Applying techniques normally used in the medical sciences, articles on unlawful file sharing for digital media were methodically searched in academic databases, while non-academic literature was sought from key stakeholders and research centres. Over 54,000 sources were initially found and these were narrowed down to 206 articles which examined human behaviour, intentions or attitudes. Professor Daniel Zizzo, an economist at the University of East … Continue reading

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