Monthly Archives: December 2017

Call for Papers: ISHTIP 2018

ISHTIP (the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property) is inviting papers for its 10th Annual Workshop. The Workshop on Intellectual Property and Heritage will be held at the University of Roma Tre on 4-6 July 2018. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of ISHTIP, which held its first workshop in the Stationers’ Hall in London in March 2008.  The Stationers Hall, with its special place in intellectual property law and history, seemed an appropriate place to kick off an interdisciplinary society with a particular focus on the interaction of those two disciplines.  Ten years on, ISHTIP has deepened its interdisciplinary engagement providing a forum for an array of new disciplinary and critical theoretical perspectives.  Influenced … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Crowdsourcing Orphan Works Clearance through EnDOW

Kris Erickson discusses orphan works and the EnDOW project for the Research Blog Series . Project: EnDOW: ‘Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance’ Investigators: Lead Investigator: Professor Maurizio Borghi, Bournemouth University (Director of Centre for Intellectual Property & Policy Management), PI (Glasgow): Kristofer Erickson (now Leeds University) & Ronan Deazley (now Queen’s University Belfast), PI (Bocconi University): Lilla Montagnani, PI (IViR Amsterdam): Lucie Guibault (now Dalhousie University) In addition to the core research team, the project employs a number of PhD students and research assistants, who are assisting with tasks such as surveying the orphan works legislations of various Member States, compiling logic flowcharts and interviewing memory institutions about best practices.

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Research Blog Series: Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks

Continuing the Research Blog Series, Kerry Patterson presents a project that explores the issue of Orphan Works using the case study of the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks. Project: Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks Investigators: PI – Ronan Deazley (now Queen’s University Belfast), Co-I – Sarah Hepworth (Special Collections, University of Glasgow), RA – Kerry Patterson (CREATe, University of Glasgow) What did your research aim to do? Cultural heritage institutions are struggling to enable digital access to works in their collections when copyright owners cannot be identified or located. The problem of orphan works has been addressed in part by the EU Orphan Works Directive 2012 and the UK Orphan Works Licensing Scheme (OWLS), but our research explored the impact of these solutions and questioned whether … Continue reading

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Bently and Kretschmer present Study in the European Parliament on proposed press publishers right

CREATe’s Director Prof. Martin Kretschmer presents today at the European Parliament (December 7) a Study on the proposed press publishers right (and also on 3 articles that are designed to improve the position of authors). To be live streamed, Kretschmer’s session ‘The copyright directive: strengthening the position of press publishers and authors & performers’, where he speaks with Prof. Lionel Bently (Cambridge University), is part of the EU Parliament’s Workshop for the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI). Links to The Study (see here and here) Workshop Programme (see here) Agenda of Committee (see here) Recent reporting on Bently and Kretschmer’s study: Julia Reda’s blog Media Publishers Copy Buzz Ancillary Copyright EDRI Communia Association Project Disco Cambridge University CREATe references to this … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Copyright and Risk

Victoria Stobo reviews her work on copyright and risk relating to a mass digitisation project at the Wellcome Library, for the Research Blog Series. Project: Copyright and Risk: Scoping the Wellcome Digital Library Investigators: Prof. Ronan Deazley (now Queen’s University, Belfast), Dr. Ian G Anderson and Ms. Victoria Stobo (University of Glasgow) What did your research aim to do? Analyse the Wellcome Library approach to rights clearance for their pilot mass digitisation project, Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. How did you do it? A literature review explored similar examples of rights clearance studies, followed by a case study methodology, utilising semi-structured interviews at the Wellcome Library and various partner institutions to understand how the project developed, and the decision-making process at each institution. … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Surrogate IP Rights in the Cultural Sector 

Continuing our Research Blog Series, Andrea Wallace reports on her work exploring the effects of copyright claims on artworks in the public domain. Project: Surrogate IP Rights in the Cultural Sector  (Part of New Business Models for Cultural Institutions) Investigator: Andrea Wallace (CREATe) with the National Library of Scotland What did your research aim to do? My research aimed to consider the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions of artworks has on meaningful access to and reuse of our common cultural heritage in the public domain. How did you do it? I performed empirical and qualitative research on rights and reproductions policies of a number of cultural institutions around the world and produced in the Display At Your Own Risk project, … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Archives, Digitisation & Copyright

Kicking off the 2nd theme in our Research Blog Series – GLAM Sector and Openness – Victoria Stobo discusses her PhD research at the University of Glasgow Project: Archives, Digitisation, and Copyright (PhD Study) Investigators: Prof. Ronan Deazley (now Queen’s University, Belfast), Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Dr. Ian G Anderson and Ms Victoria Stobo (all University of Glasgow) What did your research aim to do? Understand the effect of UK copyright law on the digitisation of archive collections. How did you do it? The research used mixed methods to explore the challenges facing archivists in relation to the digitisation and making available of collections containing third party copyright works. A questionnaire survey was distributed to archive services based in the UK. I also conducted semi-structured interviews … Continue reading

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Licensing Dataset Workshop Report: Choose the Right Rights, Use the Data Right

Sheona Burrow reports on an all-day workshop on licensing research datasets, held jointly by the University of Glasgow Research Information Management Services Team, Jisc and CREATe on Thursday 2nd November. The purpose of the workshop was to draw out issues around licencing of research datasets with a focus on identifying whether clarifications in terminology and guidance would be useful. Key Recommendations Create and maintain high level lay guidance and process diagrams including benefits of using specific licence types. Provide good examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of licences that researchers and users can relate to. Consider discipline specific guidance and examples e.g. music and creative media have specific complexities. Provide guidance on licencing physical media and samples. Make training on how to use … Continue reading

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