Monthly Archives: July 2016
Post by Philip Schlesinger In collaboration with the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), CREATe recently released Connecting creativity, value and money authored by film producer and CREATe Industry Fellow Bob Last. Bob undertook the research for this paper when he chaired the CEO Board, and was then particularly interested in the question of access to finance for those engaged in creative work. The study itself, financed by the Scottish Government, mutated in the course of investigation to become an analysis of the tensions between economic and aesthetic calculations made by those working across a range of art forms and evolved into an argument for rethinking the bases of creative industries policy. In this post, Bob describes his motivations and approach in undertaking this study.
We re delighted to announce the release of a new CREATe working paper authored by Bob Last. This working paper was commissioned and the work project managed by Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO).
In this post, CREATe Researcher Bartolomeo Meletti shares details about recent improvements to CopyrightUser.org.
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CREATe Industry Fellow, Emma Barraclough, shares her experiences on attending the CREATe Festival 2016 held at RSA House London on 24 June. This post first appeared on Managing IP. “People in this country have had enough of experts,” declared UK minister Michael Gove earlier this month. The Leave campaigner was speaking during the EU referendum campaign, dismissing warnings from economists and international organisations about the likely impact of a vote for Brexit. “I’m not asking the public to trust me. I’m asking them to trust themselves,” he added. IP professionals may have their own view about the sagacity of Gove’s preference for trust in instinct over expertise. But away from the headlines in Westminster and Brussels, IP professionals may be heartened by the growing … Continue reading
International Society of the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, 8 th Annual Workshop, 6-8 July, Final Programme Now Available
In July 2016, CREATe, Glasgow will host the Annual Workshop of the International Society of the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP). As attendees of our Copyright History Symposium will know, Scotland was 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 common law, … Continue reading