CREATe academics set to organize panel in Global IP Congress in New Delhi

Global IP Congress 2015CREATe is proud to announce the organization of a curated panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, hosted by the National Law University in New Delhi from Dec 15-17, 2015. The CREATe Panel, organized by Dr Smita Kheria, will be comprised of academics from the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Goldsmiths, Newcastle & Strathclyde, and will focus on business models in the creative economy, drawing upon socio-legal and empirical findings of several research projects that examine existing and emerging business models. The CREATe researchers aim to present to an international audience how the understanding of existing and new business models can contribute to the challenges faced by, and opportunities available to, creative practices and industries in a rapidly changing economic, regulatory and technological environment.

The Global Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest, taking place in 2015 in New Delhi, is expected to bring together a wide range of communities, such as academia, civil society, industry, regulators and policy-makers. The event is billed as the largest convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world’s most populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property policy can best serve the public interest. In addition to CREATe (UK), the co-organizers and implementers of this global congress include American University (Washington USA), American Assembly Columbia University (USA), Open AIR (A pan-African Innovation Research & Training project), the National Law University (New Delhi India), and, Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore India).

CREATe Panel Chair
Dr Smita Kheria/ Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Edinburgh & co-director (IP) of SCRIPT Centre for IP and Technology Law.

CREATe Panelists
Prof Sarah Kember/ Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dr Daithí Mac Síthigh/ Reader in Law and Director of Research at Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University.
Prof Lilian Edwards/ Professor of Law at University of Strathclyde and Deputy Director of CREATe.
Dr Sukhpreet Singh/ CREATe Programme Leader and Director of MSc@CREATe, University of Glasgow.

CREATe Presentations in the Room of Scholars Track
Edwards: How should we win the copyright wars? Blocking orders or business models?Kember: Open access business models: innovation, invention and intervention in publishing.
Kheria: “It feels like I am always hustling, constantly hustling!”: Creators, copyright and business models.
Mac Síthigh:  The game’s the thing: property, priorities and perceptions in the video games industries.
Singh: Building Better Business Models in the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Read a report from the CREATe Panel here.

CREATe is the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow. The concept of ‘business model’ is being explored across all the seven themes of CREATe’s research programme (e.g. the positive and negative impact of existing and emergent business models, the role of open business models in the creative industries, the relationship between everyday creative practices and alternative business models), with different creative sectors as premises (such as publishing, music, games, and visual arts) and, through the use of a variety of research methods. For more information, visit

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