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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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Digital Reflection for Supporting Creative Practice Workshop Report 13/05/15

Post by Mr. Dominic Price, Horizon Research Fellow, contributing to CREATe’s WP2A. This workshop brought together content producers from the creative industries (artists, authors) with academics actively engaged in research relating to content production and distribution, to discuss how small scale content producers engage with social media to promote themselves and their work, and how future software platform development might aid them in promotion on social network platforms.

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Conference: Copyright, related rights and the news in the EU: Assessing potential new laws

The CREATe Associate Project ‘Appraising Potential Legal Responses to Threats to the Production of News in a Digital Environment’ organized a one day conference on 23 April 2016 at the University of Amsterdam to ask questions about the future of copyright in news’. This resource first appeared on the CIPIL website. CREATe Research Associate Dr. Richard Danbury will present findings from the project at the CREATe Festival 2016.   The difficulties of commercial journalism Like music and other branches of publishing, commercial news journalism has faced radical challenges over the last two decades. There is talk of the “death of the newspaper” and questions have been raised about the very future of journalism. While with music, books and films, the greatest threat to existing business … Continue reading

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CREATe industry fellow Emma Barraclough tracks ‘the rise of China’s film industry’ for the WIPO Magazine

CREATe Industry Fellow, Emma Barraclough, has published an article in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) magazine titled ‘the rise of China’s film industry’, in which she highlights a CREATe project focused on new models for digital film, music and e-fiction production and distribution in China. Ten years ago, when Jeffrey Yang, a lawyer with Reed Smith, returned to his native Shanghai after almost a decade working in London, he found the streets teeming with hawkers peddling pirated DVDs. “They were on every corner. People could buy the latest blockbusters as soon as they were released. I thought it was inevitable that fake DVDs would devastate the film industry,” he says. Fortunately for movie executives, Yang was overly pessimistic. Instead, the story of the … Continue reading

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