Monthly Archives: October 2015

CREATe academic appointed to Irish government advisory panel

CREATe investigator Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, from Newcastle Law School, has been appointed by the Irish Government as a member of its Open Data Governance Board. The board was set up earlier this month to provide a strategic vision and leadership for Ireland’s Open Data Initiative. Open data is data that can be freely used, modified and shared by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose. It is about making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution. As public bodies have progressed in areas like eGovernment and data analytics, the potential of data and, in particular, open data to help deliver economic, social and democratic benefits has become clear. Daithi will work with other members … Continue reading

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Invitation to Discuss Copyright Reform: The Implications One Year On

Join us in Bournemouth on 12th November 2015 to consider the implications of changes to UK copyright made one year ago in the wake of the Hargreaves Review. This ESRC Festival of Social Science event is organised by Professor Maurizio Borghi and Dr. Dinusha Mendis at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University and co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, CREATe University of Glasgow and CCLFR University of Reading. It is free to attend, however attendees are encouraged to register online as places are limited. The event is sure to be of interest to many of us in CREATe, owing to our continued interest in gathering empirical evidence about the role of copyright policy … Continue reading

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Statutory licensing, copyright exchange and other interesting copyright things from Korea!

Korea Copyright Commission LogoDelegates from the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC) led by their Director of the Copyright Deliberation & Research Team visited CREATe on Wednesday 21 October 2015 to share creative industry research and policy initiatives from Korea and to explore current copyright concerns in the Western world. Potentially forming into an annual information exchange symposium, this was KCC’s second visit to CREATe, the first having taken place in 2014. Continue reading

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BILETA 2016 Call for Papers and PhD Awards

The 2016 BILETA (British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association) conference will be hosted by the University of Hertfordshire School of Law on 11-12 April 2016. A call for papers is now available from the conference website. In addition, BILETA 2016 includes two exciting awards for PhD students: BILETA PhD award BILETA will award £100 to the winning postgraduate conference paper. To be eligible for the prize, a full paper must be submitted by the 25 March 2016. Papers should be e-mailed to papers@bileta2016.co.uk. Google PhD award PhD students are invited to submit their papers and defend them in a separate PhD workshop to be considered for the Google Awards to the best postgraduate paper. To be eligible for the prize … Continue reading

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International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property 8th Annual Workshop Call for Papers Now Available

International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property 8th Annual Workshop CREATe, University of Glasgow, UK July 6-8, 2016 ‘Intellectual Property and Resistance’ Programme (updated June 29, 2016) In 2016, ISHTIP comes to Scotland, the home of booksellers such as Alexander Donaldson who sought to resist the monopolistic practices of their established London-based rivals, in the so-called Battle of the Booksellers of the eighteenth century. The patriotic Scottish booksellers, newcomers to the trade, sold cheap reprints of books sold by the London booksellers, including those in which statutory copyright, under the Statute of Anne 1710, had expired. The London booksellers responded with a series of lawsuits culminating in Donaldson v. Becket (1774), relying inter alia on copyright at … Continue reading

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AIIP – Fourth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and IP law: The Story(s) of Copyright

AIIP IV, the fourth international workshop on AI and IP, will be held in conjunction with the JURIX conference on AI and Law in Braga on the 9. December 2015 The workshop is supported by the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, CREATE and sponsored by TrademarkNow Ltd Important dates Submission of extended abstract: 6. November 2015 Notification of acceptance: 11. November 2015 Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be send to the workshop organiser, Burkhard Schafer, B.schafer@ed.ac.uk. At least one author must register for the workshop.

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