Monthly Archives: September 2015

CREATe Project Shortlisted for AHRC Research in Film Award

An animated short film by Professor Ronan Deazley and CREATe researcher Bartolomeo Meletti, The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair is a finalist for the 2015 AHRC Research in Film Award, in the category of ‘Innovation in Film’. The film was commissioned with AHRC funding by CREATe’s Copyright User project as a way to illustrate concepts such as remix, reuse and the public domain to school-aged learners and other creative users of copyright. A series of Case Files accompany the video and help to give context to the different uses of copyright referenced in the narrative. Many of us in CREATe have viewed the film, and the response I have observed has been strikingly positive, particularly in … Continue reading

Posted in CREATe Blog, News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on CREATe Project Shortlisted for AHRC Research in Film Award

Transcript & video: #epip2015 Closing Keynote by Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley)

For further details on EPIP2015 including full programme, click here. Transcript & Video of Closing Keynote by Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley Law) Please note: Prof. Samuelson’s keynote was accompanied by slides, which are referenced occasionally. I want to start by saying thank you to Martin and to the CREATe team for a really outstanding conference. I think this is a marvellous event that you’ve put together. I go to a lot of conferences myself and I pretty rarely come away with this much content and things to think about and stimulating ideas. I’m sorry I didn’t get to go to everybody’s parallel session but, as you know, there was a lot of competition. Martin had this really interesting idea, which was … Continue reading

Posted in CREATe Blog, News | Comments Off on Transcript & video: #epip2015 Closing Keynote by Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley)

Ian Hargreaves and Julia Reda on Copyright Reform: Can Incremental Progress Achieve Results?

One the of the highlights of the recent EPIP 2015 conference in Glasgow was an opening keynote discussion by Professor Ian Hargreaves (Cardiff University) and MEP Julia Reda (Greens/EFA Group/Pirate Party), on the subject of copyright reform. For the 200 delegates in attendance, it was an opportunity to have a view ‘behind the curtain’ of two major efforts to re-assess copyright in the previous half decade. One of these was the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property, which led to publication of the ‘Digital Opportunity’ report in May 2011. The second was Julia Reda’s work as rapporteur of the European Parliament’s review of the 2001 EU Copyright Directive, which recently led to a draft report adopted by the European Parliament Plenary … Continue reading

Posted in CREATe Blog, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ian Hargreaves and Julia Reda on Copyright Reform: Can Incremental Progress Achieve Results?

Transcript & Video: #epip2015 Opening Keynote (Ian Hargreaves) & Response (Julia Reda)

For further details on EPIP2015 including full programme, click here. Transcript & Video of Opening Keynote by Prof. Ian Hargreaves It is a great pleasure to be here in Glasgow at the first annual EPIP Conference to be held in the UK. The choice of location, I think, reflects great credit upon CREATe, which in I think less than three years has established itself as a stronghold of evidence based thinking about IP issues, and so embraced as well as interpreted the standards set by the Intellectual Property Office of producing work that is “clear, verifiable and able to be peer reviewed”.

Posted in CREATe Blog, News | Comments Off on Transcript & Video: #epip2015 Opening Keynote (Ian Hargreaves) & Response (Julia Reda)

Photos from #EPIP2015 – more media coming soon.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Photos from #EPIP2015 – more media coming soon.

Fashion as Urban Scene? Like Berlin techno or ‘Madchester’?

mcrobbieAngela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London reflects on the changing shape of the Fashion industry.


size=708x398

Photo credit: Sopopular, Berlin

Fashion, as we know, is almost synonymous with the capriciousness of taste, with ephemerality, with an ever-accelerating pace of products and items which can now be on the rails to suit customer needs, even when the weather does not correspond with the calendar of collections traditionally tied to the ‘seasons’. Not long ago a cold summer or a warm winter meant significant losses, this is no longer unsurmountable. The vast expansion of the infrastructure of production, on a global basis, with new locations for small and large factory manufacture opening up on a weekly basis, from Vietnam to Cambodia, from Turkey to Morocco, means that the sheer capacity correlates also with a speeded-up idea of change and ‘newness’ now signalled by upmarket labels as mid-season ranges. At the lower end of the market the new temporality of fast fashion brings cheap copies of haute couture looks to (mostly) young consumers thanks to fine-tuned production, distribution and retail processes such as those developed by Zara and H&M, with a lead time of three weeks from the ‘runway’ to the high street store. Underpinning all of these significant transformations of fashion’s consumer culture is the role of IT, social media, rapid transport and distribution and of course the exponential growth of e-commerce. Continue reading

Posted in CREATe Blog | Comments Off on Fashion as Urban Scene? Like Berlin techno or ‘Madchester’?

As part of #ldf15, CREATe Goldsmiths to organize ‘Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures’

Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
26 September 2015
10:00 – 17:00

This one day symposium takes place in the company of leading writers, technologists, publishers and agents and ask whether the existing framework of publishing copyright can be adequately adapted to meet – and balance – the rights, needs and creative ambition of authors and publishers. In collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, Whose Book is it anyway? IP, collaborative business models, and questions of ethics and creativity in digital publishing (2012-2016) and CREATe. Continue reading

Posted in CREATe Blog | Comments Off on As part of #ldf15, CREATe Goldsmiths to organize ‘Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures’