Monthly Archives: April 2016
Join us on 24 June 2016 at the Royal Society of Arts in London for a showcase of findings from CREATe’s research programme. You will participate in policy debates and expert panels that explore the future of the creative economy, the interface of digital innovation and legal regulation, and in particular the role of copyright law. You can take part in a behavioural experiment, attend a workshop on fashion IP, learn more about art forgery, or interact with fellow online video creators in a meet-up. There will also be an award of a hackathon prize as well as the launch of CREATe’s very own tartan! The Festival has partnered with London Technology Week, a festival of events taking place throughout London that celebrates and connects innovators … Continue reading
Come and have breakfast with the MSc@CREATe team! The MSc@CREATe will host an open house over breakfast at the RSA House London from 8.30 – 9.30 am on 24 June 2016. You can come to meet the team behind CREATe’s innovative online executive ‘MSc in IP, Innovation and the Creative Economy’. There will also be a dedicated MSc@CREATe stand through the day during the CREATe Festival 2016 where you can drop in. To join the breakfast open house, please send a request to Kirsty Davidson outlining your interest in the MSc@CREATe (spaces are limited so requests will be moderated). Proud partners of the London Technology Week 2016. Tweet #createmsc The MSc in Intellectual Property, Innovation & the Creative Economy (MSc@CREATe) is an … Continue reading
How does copyright impact the access to and use of our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online? Copyright and Cultural Memory is a one-day conference, organised by CREATe, designed to explore this essential question.
CREATe celebrates #worldipday An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – is launched online today (April 26) to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016. The theme of the day, ‘Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined’, is reflected in the online exhibition organised by researchers from the University of Glasgow-based CREATe – the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy.
For more information about the hackathon, including challenge topics, rules and registration, please visit CREATe.ac.uk/hacks/
The Girl with the Light Blue Hair once again finds herself in the spotlight. Many of our readers will be familiar with the short animated film: it offers a new take on the Sherlock and Watson characters as they puzzle over a case of appropriation of copyright material by the enigmatic eponymous street artist. Our readers may not be aware that the film is part of an educational initiative called The Game is On!, where learners can explore the intricacies of copyright law through a series of engaging case files. The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair was produced by Bartolomeo Meletti and Ronan Deazley, with case file materials by Dinusha Mendis, Hayleigh Bosher, Bartolomeo Meletti and … Continue reading
CREATe industry fellow Emma Barraclough tracks ‘the rise of China’s film industry’ for the WIPO Magazine
CREATe Industry Fellow, Emma Barraclough, has published an article in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) magazine titled ‘the rise of China’s film industry’, in which she highlights a CREATe project focused on new models for digital film, music and e-fiction production and distribution in China. Ten years ago, when Jeffrey Yang, a lawyer with Reed Smith, returned to his native Shanghai after almost a decade working in London, he found the streets teeming with hawkers peddling pirated DVDs. “They were on every corner. People could buy the latest blockbusters as soon as they were released. I thought it was inevitable that fake DVDs would devastate the film industry,” he says. Fortunately for movie executives, Yang was overly pessimistic. Instead, the story of the … Continue reading
CREATe Industry Fellow, Emma Barraclough, guest blogs on attending the CREATe Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Litigation Research held at Queen Mary University of London on 13/14 April 2016. This post first appeared on Managing IP. Do judges at the CJEU have any prior experience of copyright law? Why do some member states file far more submissions to the Court than others, and does this kind of strategic litigation help parties win? Who sues in the small claims track in London’s IPEC and what is their chance of winning? These were some of the questions raised at a CREATe litigation workshop organized in London last week, as academics from across the UK outlined their latest research on copyright law. Marcella Favale and Martin Kretschmer introduced their work … Continue reading
Dr Nicola Searle, Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, and avid IP blogger, attended the CREATe Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Litigation Research held at Queen Mary University of London on 13/14 April 2016. Her post, which first appeared on IPKat (and reposted here via the CC license), summarizes the academic studies presented on patents. Is patent applicant behaviour rational? What do validation rates in EPO patents tell us? These and more questions were subject to economic scrutiny at this morning’s CREATe and Queen Mary hosted workshop. Fuelled by pain-au-chocolate, your economist friend enjoyed chilling with economic enthusiasts to discuss new developments in patent research and methodology. Behaviour First up was a team of researchers at Newcastle University using behavioural economics to analyse the decision making process of patent applicants. Dr. Sven … Continue reading
Post by Laurence Diver, CREATe Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, summarising the main points of this conference. From 10-12 April I attended the 31st conference of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, more commonly known as BILETA, held in the fresh and modern Hatfield campus of the University of Hertfordshire. It was my first experience at BILETA, and indeed my first experience of a law conference altogether. I’d heard a lot about BILETA since returning to the IT law fold a few years ago, and it didn’t disappoint. Apart from putting faces to some names I’ve been reading, citing and getting excited about for years now, the conference featured a few unusual events that demonstrated what a vibrant and … Continue reading