Monthly Archives: September 2014

CREATe All Hands: Where have we been and what next?

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A lively crowd gathered at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow for the CREATe All Hands meeting.

The closing session at the CREATe All Hands event underlined two distinct areas where CREATe activities can have a major impact. First, talks by Dominic Young (Copyright Hub), Kieron O’Hara (University of Southampton) and Joe Karaganis (American Assembly, Columbia University) identified areas where cutting-edge empirical research can address pressing economic and social questions. Second, presentations by Jeanette Hofmann (Social Science Research Center, Berlin) and Philip Schlesinger (CCPR, University of Glasgow) highlighted the way in which CREATe can break new ground in terms of our relationship with society, industry and academia. Addressing both of these objectives is a heavy responsibility to bear, but at the same time these challenges represent exciting opportunities for CREATe. Are we up to the task of not only innovating new research programmes to question received wisdom and policy, but also forging new identities in the difficult space between scientific objectivity and political engagement?

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Vacancy: CREATe Data Specialist at University of Glasgow

This vacancy has now closed CREATe is the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (www.create.ac.uk) with a varied research portfolio, drawing upon disciplines such as law, economics, management, computer science, sociology, psychology, ethnography and critical studies. CREATe’s approach has evidence at its core and great care is taken to expose methodological approaches and research designs to early scrutiny by academics, industry, policy makers and others users of research results. The CREATe Data Specialist is responsible for shaping CREATe’s data-driven digital identity and ensuring its impact is maximised. The postholder will oversee the exploitation and management of datasets including those developed by CREATe and originating elsewhere, informing the role of data in the progress and … Continue reading

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CREATe Investigator Prof. McAuley speaks on ‘Piracy, Pictures and Metadata’

With images copied via instant screen-grab & websites stripping metadata clean away where does it leave the creators? CREATe Investigator Professor Derek McAuley (Horizon, University of Nottingham) talks about the need for a digital exchange in this interview.  

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Valuing the Public Domain – A Workshop for UK Creative Firms

France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued between 1899 and 1910. Originally paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. The first series was produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. See more at the Public Domain Review. This event took place on Friday 5th December, 2014 at the Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC) office in London.  Below, we have embedded video recordings of the key presentations, which expand upon research conducted by members of CREATe as part of the project ‘Valuing the Public Domain’, co-funded by the Economic … Continue reading

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CREATe Working Paper 2014/8 asks What Do Musicians Talk About When They Talk About Copyright?

The eighteenth release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available for download. Intellectual Property Values: What Do Musicians Talk About When They Talk About Copyright? by John Street and Tom Phillips explores the attitudes of musicians for whom music is not their main source of income, specifically in terms of how they think and talk about copyright. It considers how aspiring musicians think about ‘music’, about themselves as musicians and about the relationship between copyright and wider social values.

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Trans- Inter- and Cross- Disciplinarity at the 9th EPIP Conference, Brussels

What do we mean when we speak about interdisciplinarity? For a research centre situated at the cross currents of law, technology, economics and cultural studies, the question is not trivial. This year’s conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association (to which CREATe was invited to present a session) provided an opportunity to think about how scholars operating in this space talk to one another and to a wider policy audience. The event was hosted by the European Commission and the European Parliament, and organized by Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary University of London, and CREATe Fellow in Innovation Economics).

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Imagination Scotland Festival session on the media

Prof. Philip Schlesinger, CREATe’s Deputy Director, set the context for debate and chaired the session on the media in Scotland at Imagination, Scotland’s First Festival of Ideas, held at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow’s Southside on 7 September. The panel included radio producer Liz Leonard, communications consultant Alex Bell and researcher and Imagination co-producer Gerry Hassan. A highly attentive audience clearly recognised that there were no simple answers for Scotland’s media future,whether in the field of public policy or how different media markets would evolve. Whether it’s devo-max or independence after 18 September, similar questions are likely to be faced.

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The Startup Manifesto

With 9 months to go until the next general election in the UK, and as the political parties are writing their own manifestos, CREATe partner Coadec has published the Startup Manifesto to influence the debate. It has been backed by over 175 startup founders, investors and others from the community. The Startup Manifesto sets out 24 ways the next government can make the UK a world leader on digital innovation:

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