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CREATe Copyright and Innovation Network (CIN) – Autumn 2017 Events

(A) 25th October 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Public Art and Copyright Law (An Exploratory Analysis) by Lilla Montagnani (see below) (B) 8th November 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Copyright Reversion to Authors (and the Rosetta Effect): Ameliorating the Problem of Disappearing Books by Paul Heald (see below) (C1) 10th November 1100-1230 & 1230-1300 Meeting: Copyright Evidence Wiki Board Meeting (Closed meeting followed by Public Q&A – see below) (C2) 10th November 1400-1600 Workshop: Copyright Education and Educating Users / Legal and business model constraints on the transformative value of heritage collections (see below) (D) 15th November 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Taking seriously the author’s interest in copyright by Rebecca Giblin (see below) (E) 8th December 1100-1830 CREATe / BFI Education Screening Event: Copyright & Creative Reuse (see below) See individual event link for further details and booking. For general inquiries, contact … Continue reading

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Doing it for Yourself: An event for the creative community in Norwich

Dr Sabine Jacques, Lecturer in IP/IT/Media law at the University of East Anglia, reports on the recent CREATe-UEA event in Norwich. The CREATe Doing it for Yourself event was held at St George’s Works in Norwich on August 29th 2017. It sought primarily to corroborate UEA’s research findings undertaken under the CREATe umbrella with the community to which they relate, but equally to strengthen connections with that local creative community in order to support and steer future research in this area. Fifty people attended this quickly ‘sold out’ event. Co-organised by the Centre for Competition Policy and Culture Shift Norwich, each “provocation” paired a creator with an academic to discuss a broad range of issues – from creative value to content … Continue reading

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Design Council’s ‘Spark’ opens for 2017 applications.

Spark, UK’s leading UK product innovation support programme and fund from the Design Council, launches tomorrow (12 Sep 2017) for applications. Now in its fourth year, Spark provides design expertise to help shape business opportunities and develop product innovations through an intensive 16-week process, which gives access to specialists across business, IP, investment, and marketing; funding of £15,000 to develop the product, and the opportunity to pitch for a share of up to £200,000 further funding to fast-track the product to market. The programme offers a unique opportunity to connect with design industry experts to gain valuable knowledge and insights into all aspects of design, including product development, branding, manufacturing, marketing and business planning. For more details and to submit … Continue reading

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CREATe Public Lectures 2017

CREATe organizes Public Lectures every academic semester where recognized academic, industry or civil society members are invited to address the general public on topical issues in copyright and IP. These lectures (which are video recorded and where a transcript is made available after the event) are open to the general public but places must be booked through a registration system. Please see below for details on CREATe Public Lectures 2017 14 February 2017 / Prof. Thomas Hoppner (Hausfeld Global Litigation Services / Wildau Unversity of Applied Sciences, Germany) making a case for the Press Publishers Right. Click here for event details and how to book. Chair: Dr Sukhpreet Singh   8 March 2017 / Dr. Simon Anderson (Music Composer & Publisher / … Continue reading

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Copyright Auctions and The Asset Value of a Copyright Work

Professor Ruth Towse (Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University, and CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics) has just published a new paper in the Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues. [read on SSRN] Ruth writes: As part of the CREATe sister project ‘Economic Survival in a Long Established Creative Industry: Strategies, Business Models and Copyright in Music Publishing’ financed by AHRC (AH/L004666/1) at Bournemouth University, I researched a curious source of information on the music publishing industry in the UK, namely the copyright auctions that were held between 1864 and 1906 by Puttick and Simpson, an auction house specialising in musical items. These items included the engraved plates of popular songs (the so-called ‘royalty ballads) that were auctioned … Continue reading

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India Insight 2016: CREATe visit bolsters institutional collaborations

CREATe Programme Leader, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, and, Head of School of Law, Prof. Iain Macneil, were invited to be a part of a University of Glasgow delegation that visited more than 25 potential partner institutions (including leading law universities, law firms, industry associations, and, study abroad facilitators) across 5 State capital cities of India between 1 and 11 Nov 2016. An immediate outcome of the visit includes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, to take place on 2 December 2016 in Glasgow, between the University of Glasgow, and, the National Law University (NLU) Delhi, one of the premier law education and research institutions of India. This builds on previous CREATe connections with India such as the research panel discussion at … Continue reading

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EU proposals not fit for modern needs, says Copyright Caucus of ‘Insiders’

POLITICO, the trendy political news outfit, has published the results of its first copyright caucus, in an ongoing series polling leading policymakers and influencers on transatlantic and European issues. Representatives from media and technology companies, academics (including CREATe director Martin Kretschmer) and politicians were asked to assess the European Commission’s proposed copyright reforms. The results are not pretty. Heavily criticising the proposed changes, four-fifths of the caucus described them as “unfit for the 21st century.” Read the full story here, with a full list of caucus participants here.  

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Recognition for CREATe Fellow Prof. Ruth Towse

CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics, Prof. Ruth Towse, has recently been made a Distinguished Fellow of the ACEI (Association for Cultural Economics International). Continue reading

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Why evidence and experts matter? CREATe Industry Fellow Emma Barraclough blogs on @ManagingIP

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

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Photos from #createfest16 … Storify, videos, & other materials now added.

Photos from CREATe Festival held on 24 June at the RSA House in London. [More materials (presentations, videos, a storify, link to delegate feedback, etc.) all added under CREATe Festival Delegate Impressions.]  

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