Monthly Archives: November 2017

Report: CREATe Public Lecture by Paul Heald on Copyright Reversion to Authors

Guest post by Marcel Kohpeiß, postgraduate student on the LLM in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy. In the second of CREATe’s Autumn 2017 Public Lectures, Prof. Paul Heald (University of Illinois) discussed the problem of disappearing books from general availability, and if reversion rights are a possible solution for the issue. The lecture took place on the 8th of November in Glasgow University’s Arts and Humanities lecture theatre with Prof. Andreas Rahmatian (University of Glasgow) as chair. Paul presented the methodology and findings of his recent study, which addressed the effect of US reversion rights on book availability on the US market. For this purpose, he briefly presented the problem of ‘disappearing books’. This term designates a current process on … Continue reading

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Naomi Korn announced as CREATe Industry Fellow

CREATe is delighted to announce Naomi Korn as an Industry Fellow. The Industry Fellows scheme was established to further develop and deepen connections with industrial partners and stakeholders. Naomi will write about copyright for museums and cultural heritage for CopyrightUser.org. Based on her extensive experience in the field, she will identify the copyright knowledge needs of museums in the UK and produce sector-specific guidance. Naomi said: “I’m thrilled to have been appointed a CREATe Industry Fellow. I am a great fan of the work of CREATe in raising the level of awareness and engagement with copyright. I’m looking forward to working with CREATe in producing practical information for museums about the impact of copyright on their activities”. Naomi is a specialist … Continue reading

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Report: The Open Science Fair #OSFair2017

On September 6-8, a lively delegation of researchers, enterprises and policy makers from all over the world met in Athens for the Open Science Fair, the inaugural international conference on Open Science and the first of its kind in Europe. With its powerful slogan of “binding policies and researchers flow, infrastructures and services with people”, the event took place in the new premises of the National Library of Greece (NLG) at the stunning Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Acknowledging the major challenges faced by the intriguing research paradigm of Open Science (OS), OSFair2017 was a unique opportunity to discuss the basis for a real transition from the current closed scientific landscape to OS. The challenges include the persistence of traditional … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Copyright, Football and European Media Rights

Raymond Boyle summarises his work on copyright and sports business models, for our Research Blog Series. Project Name: Copyright, Football and European Media Rights Investigator: Professor Raymond Boyle, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow What did your research aim to do? The position of copyright in the arena of sports content rights and property rights of sporting organizations is a contested area of legal and commercial interest. Can copyright be incorporated into sports rights contracts, as it has been for many years?  This research examined the ramifications of this for the existing business models for both rights holders and broadcasters. How did you do it? A policy analysis was undertaken into the Murphy case (Case C-403/08 FA Premier … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Converging Technologies and Windowing Strategies

Gillian Doyle discusses her research on strategies for global television distribution in a multi-platform environment, for our Research Blog Series. Project Name: Converging Technologies and Windowing Strategies Investigator: Professor Gillian Doyle, CCPR, University of Glasgow What did your research aim to do? The internet and digital convergence have engendered greater competition amongst television outlets and increased risks of piracy. However, they have also extended and enriched the availability of delivery platforms for television content and introduced new opportunities for intellectual property (IP) owners to develop overseas markets and to exploit their assets more effectively. This 18-month project investigated how distribution strategies in the television industry are adjusting to the spread of digital platforms and devices. How is the transition to a digital … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Smart Cities

Kicking off our Research Blog series under the Business Models theme, Lilian Edwards reflects on Smart Cities Project Name: Smart Cities Investigators: Professor Lilian Edwards, Strathclyde University, with RA assistance from Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham. What did your research aim to do? Examine the rise of, and issues associated with, smart cities in our society; informed by the obtaining of smart city UK funding by Glasgow and Strathclyde’s development of a Future Cities Unit. Particular emergent issues I wanted to examine were the effect on privacy of the total personal data capture in a smart city; and whether new forms of creative arts and participation might arise in smart cities. How did you do it? Held a “baseline” international conference bringing together participants … Continue reading

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CREATe Research Blog Series & Book

CREATe is delighted to launch a new series of reflective blog posts about CREATe-funded research projects. With our first phase wrapping up and looking towards the future, it is an appropriate time to revisit and reflect upon the range of projects in which our researchers have been involved. We hope that the series will showcase the value, legacy and impact of CREATe research as well as making our research findings relatable to the general public. The blog posts are grouped under six themes, related to our original themes, they are: Business Models GLAM Sector and Openness Creative Practice and Copyright Regulation and Enforcement Intermediaries, Platforms and Users Public Interest The posts will be compiled  as a ‘blog book’, published in … Continue reading

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Wave 7 data of IP Infringement Tracker: now on CREATe’s OMeBa search tool

Post by CREATe PhD student Sheona Burrow, announcing adding data from the newest wave of the IP Infringement Tracker to CREATe’s OMeBa online search tool. In July 2017, the IPO published the results from the newest wave of the Online Copyright Infringement Tracker surveys. This is the seventh iteration of the survey, which OFCOM started in 2012 as part of OFCOM’s obligation to monitor online copyright infringement under the Digital Economy Act 2012. The surveys were developed by Kantar Media, using a peer-reviewed methodology, the peer review report is accessible here.

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Report: CREATe Public Lecture by Lilla Montagnani on Public Art and Copyright Law

Guest post by Amy Thomas, CREATe (CMS bursary) PhD student and sub-editor of CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki In the first of CREATe’s Autumn 2017 Public Lectures, Lilla Montagnani (Universita’ Bocconi, Milan) discussed the varied and challenging complexities of the relationship between public art and copyright law. The lecture took place on the 25th of October in Glasgow University’s Arts and Humanities lecture theatre with Thomas Margoni (CREATe, University of Glasgow) as chair. According to Lilla, the realm of “public art” covers a large and diverse range of works, ranging from sculptures and graffiti to visionary architecture and office buildings; naturally, this leads to an even broader map of conflicting interests than is already present in other copyrightable subject matters. Traditionally regulated … Continue reading

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