Monthly Archives: May 2014

CREATe Postdoctoral Research Fellow/ Researcher in Economics (Applied Microeconomics) at the University of Glasgow

CREATe at the University of Glasgow is seeking to appoint an Applied Microeconomist with strong empirical skills and training who is willing to engage with, and contribute to, a novel, interdisciplinary research agenda relating to innovation in the creative economy. The successful candidate will wish to develop their own research agenda in the economics of innovation, and be able to work imaginatively with a range of quantitative techniques . The initial appointment is for a Research Fellowship in Economics until 31st December 2016 that on the satisfaction of performance conditions will subsequently convert into a permanent lectureship in Economics in the Adam Smith Business School. The RCUK Centre for Copyright & New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe –www.create.ac.uk) is … Continue reading

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PhD Scholarship in Microeconomics of Innovation (CREATe & Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow)

[The Application Deadline for this Scholarship has now passed] The Opportunity The RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe – www.create.ac.uk) and Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, invite applications for a PhD Scholarship in microeconomics of innovation. We are looking for strong empirical skills and a willingness to engage with, and contribute to, a novel, interdisciplinary research agenda relating to innovation in the creative economy. We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to develop their own research agenda in the economics of innovation, and are able to work imaginatively with a range of quantitative techniques. The successful candidate will become a member of both CREATe and the established research group in … Continue reading

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We can’t stop pirates until we understand why they do it

Post by Prof. Martin Kretschmer and Prof. Daniel Zizzo, originally published on The Conversation. — There is a disturbing lack of evidence about why people choose to share copyright content online, as well as about whether the practice harms the entertainment industry and society or if it is a benefit. That is a real problem as we try to legislate in this contentious area. The industry wants to come down hard on piracy but a 2011 review of intellectual property warned the government not to lose sight of the main aim of copyright law, which is to incentivise creators.

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CREATe Working Paper 14/6 From organisational crisis to multiplatform salvation? Creative destruction and the recomposition of news media, Available Now

The sixteenth release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available for download. From organisational crisis to multiplatform salvation? Creative destruction and the recomposition of news media by Philip Schlesinger and Gillian Doyle presents case studies of the strategies pursued by the Financial Times and The Telegraph in migrating from print to digital. It shows how new conceptions of the news business are being articulated by managements, how production is being reshaped and increasingly driven by data analytics, and poses questions about the impact of these changes on journalistic practices.

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d[E]u as we say, not as we d[E]u

CREATe’s Founding Director Prof Ronan Deazley describes his attendance at the most recent meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.

A large consortium of international and regional NGOs representing the cultural heritage sector attended the most recent meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR27). Drawn from Europe, Latin America, Australia, the United States, Canada and the UK, the consortium worked in concert to push for an international treaty to help libraries and archives deliver on their mission within a global, networked environment. I was in attendance in my capacity as Copyright Policy Adviser to the Scottish Council on Archives.

During the week-long meeting, NGO representatives spoke to a number of challenges facing the library and archive sector, both in plenary and at a bespoke lunchtime event organised by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) (for a number of the presentations given at that lunchtime event see here). The range of issues addressed included the problem of cross-border exchange and use of library and archive material, orphan and out-of-commerce works, data and text mining, and the extent to which the providers of digital content are increasingly relying on contract to override existing exceptions to copyright. Continue reading

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CREATe Partners with New-look Internet Policy Review

The Internet Policy Review, the journal on internet regulation published by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute on Internet and Society in Berlin (HIIG) celebrates its first anniversary this week, with a brand new technology platform and CREATe on board as content partners. In its new form, the Internet Policy Review emphasises short form papers and is designed to facilitate the reading, citation and submission of articles by the research community. To date 32 academic papers and scholarly essays, 59 news pieces and 9 open editorials have been published beneath its banner, with its coverage encompassing issues as diverse as open hardware, copyright in the cloud and the regulatory challenges of digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

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Call for Papers – CREATe Researchers Conference & Technology Capacity Building Event

Tuesday June 17th – Wednesday June 18th, 2014 University of Nottingham As the RCUK centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy, CREATe entails engagement between a broad range of disciplines. In particular, the Te in CREATe stands for Technology and so we invite you to participate in the second CREATe Researchers Conference and Capacity Building Event. The aims of this event are: To share results from projects whose focus relates in some way to digital technology and the Internet. To facilitate networking across CREATe projects. To assess possible needs for specific future training. Specific topics that are of interest include, but are not limited to: Potential technical implications for upcoming legislation Ethical ramifications of near- or … Continue reading

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Better, worse or indistinguishable? Game developers confront the problem of cloning

In the first of an ongoing series of features, Philippa Warr explores the recent trend of cloned games on mobile platforms and some of the legal and regulatory issues that the phenomenon raises. Flappy Bird, Threes, Ridiculous Fishing – three mobile games and three high profile examples of the games industry’s relationship with ‘clones’. When we talk about clones in gaming we tend to mean the games which play like the original but have had their artwork and other assets tweaked. Their goal is to cash in on the original’s success or to create a version of that experience but dress it up in slightly different clothes. For the three aforementioned games the situations were as follows: Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird was … Continue reading

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