Monthly Archives: December 2014

Private copying: A pause for thought in Copydan (C-463/12)?

The European private copying exception under Art. 5(2)(b) of the 2001 Information Society Directive, and its varying implementations among EU member states, is continuing to cause a great deal of controversy and litigation. The Musicians’ Union (MU), The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and UK Music have just launched an application for Judicial Review of the UK implementation that introduced a narrowly conceived exception for “Personal Copies for Private Use” on 1 October 2014 – without providing for compensation. There is also an ever-longer string of cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), challenging the basis for charging compensatory copyright levies on media and equipment that may be used for making private copies. At the … Continue reading

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Fully Funded PhD at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University

A fully funded PhD studentship (match-funded by Bournemouth University and Econolyst Ltd)  titled ‘Designing for the Future: The Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and Mass Customisation’ is available at CIPPM with an expected start date of September 2015.  The closing date is: 12 March 2015. Supervisory Team The supervisory team will consist of Dr Dinusha Mendis (Co-Director CIPPM, Associate Professor in Law), Dr. Tania Humphries (Associate Dean, Design and Engineering, Bournemouth University) and Dr. Phil Reeves (Managing Director, Econolyst). The studentship, part funded by Econolyst, will also provide the opportunity for a placement within Econolyst during the course of the studentship.  Details on this aspect will be confirmed following recruitment. Details about Funding The funded candidate will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 … Continue reading

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CREATe Event Reflects on Value of the Public Domain

On the morning of Friday 5th December CREATe and around sixty delegates convened at the Connected Digital Economy Catapult‘s breathtaking new Central London base. The purpose was to reflect on the outcomes and lessons of ‘Valuing the Public Domain’, a research and knowledge exchange project led by Professor Martin Kretschmer and Dr. Kris Erickson of CREATe. The study was undertaken with support of the UK Intellectual Property Office and co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  The purpose of the project was to map the size of the public domain and frequency of its use; analyse the role of public domain works in value creation for UK firms; and assist UK media companies to identify business models that benefit from … Continue reading

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CREATe Newsletter Launches

Issue one of CREATe’s newsletter is now available to download. Inside you will find a range of stories describing CREATe’s recent work, including accounts of policy and industry engagement, as well as details of forthcoming events and publications. Featured articles include a reflection on where CREATe is almost two years after its launch; industry spotlights on CREATe’s engagement with the games, publishing and social media sectors; a summary of April’s File Sharing Review Stakeholders Meeting and Report Launch; coverage of CREATe’s role in Parliament’s adoption of Copyright Exceptions; and discussion about CREATe’s approach to copyright education through the Copyright User platform. We’d be delighted to hear from you with any questions or comments that the newsletter prompts – you can … Continue reading

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