CREATe is delighted to be supporting the 6th edition of the EUhackathon which takes place in Brussels on November 15-16, 2016. The event is organised by N-square Consulting and is sponsored by Google, Facebook, and Mozilla. This year’s EUhackathon revolves around visualising copyright evidence to help inform policy debate and to better support decision making processes. The goal is to combine data and academic research from various sources to raise awareness and encourage debate around the issue of copyright. Participants will mine and visualise the data in CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki which contains over 600 empirical studies on copyright. This evidence could be complemented with industry data and reports, in order to achieve a greater transparency and awareness in the area of copyright. To help users to tap into the wealth of data available in the Copyright Evidence Wiki, we are pleased to announce that new user guidance has been now been published.

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Participants working at the EUHackathon 2015.

The key challenge of the EUHackathon is to:

  1. create visualisations of copyright evidence based on the data sources available at the Copyright Evidence Wiki and other external resources; and/or,
  2. enhance the Copyright Evidence Wiki to enable others to easily create visualisations of the data available.

The objective of the initiative is not necessarily to end up with fully completed projects, but rather to raise awareness and encourage debate around the issue of copyright. The projects that are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will respectively receive €5.000, €2.000 and €1.000 courtesy of the event sponsors.

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