Monthly Archives: August 2016

Brexit: “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”

Lilian Edwards, CREATe Deputy Director considers the implications for IT law and UK academia in light of BREXIT in her editorial for the Summer 2016 issue of SCRIPTed (Volume 13, Issue 2).  

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Hosting providers’ safe harbour is not the problem of copyright owners

We are delighted to announce the release of a new CREATe working paper authored by Eleonora Rosati. The paper explores recent proposals advocating the removal of safe harbour protection at the EU level for hosting providers that give access to copyright works. 

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Regulating the Sharing Economy: Special Issue Published Today

When goods and services are virtualised around us with the swipe of a mobile screen, it is hard not to believe we are living in a science fictional world. The convergence of fast and easy electronic payment systems with geolocative matchmaking software has brought a seeming abundance of choice and convenience to consumers in many sectors. At the same time, virtual jobs or crowdwork have risen in proportion to standard employment as a source of income for many. The recent pledge by Elon Musk that soon our self-driving Tesla cars will generate money for us after depositing us at work blurs the line between producer, consumer and owner even further. The technologically disruptive features of sharing economy services promise widespread … Continue reading

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