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Research Blog Series: Commercial Exploitation of Online Identity

Christina Emmanouil presents her research on the use by individuals of social networking sites for commercial purposes, for the Research Blog Series. Project:  Designing for the commercial exploitation of online identity. Investigators: Christina Emmanouil with Professor Derek McAuley, University of Nottingham What did your research aim to do? Develop knowledge about the self- presentation practices of individuals who use social networking sites for commercial purposes and highlight design opportunities that emerge in support of these practices. How did you do it? By focusing on a case study of book authors to conduct three empirical studies, an online survey, an online observation, and two co-design workshops. Authors were selected as they represent a professional group with the potential to fully operate within … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Valuing the Public Domain

Kris Erickson discusses CREATe research on understanding the value of the copyright public domain, for the Research Blog Series. Project: Valuing the Public Domain was a two-year knowledge exchange project jointly funded by ESRC (Grant ES/K008137/1), the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), and CREATe. The total funding was £104,000. Investigators: Lead Investigators were Kristofer Erickson (CREATe, now Leeds University) and Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) In addition, the project involved collaboration by Co-Investigators Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University), Paul Heald (University of Illinois) and Fabian Homberg (University of Southampton). The project employed a number of CREATe PhD student research assistants, who assisted with interviewing SMEs about their use of public domain materials and gathering data about the use of public … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Open Content Film making

Robin Williams reviews a University of Edinburgh project on Creative Commons and film making, for the Research Blog Series Project Name: Open Film: Open Source Investigators: PIs: Gian Marco Campagnolo and Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh). Research team: Evi Giannatou and James Stewart (University of Edinburgh) and Michael Franklin (Goldsmiths College, University of London). What did your research aim to do? The Open Film: Open Source study sought to resolve a controversy about the adoption of Creative Common (CC) licences in the film industry and its potential to establish open-content-film making (OCF) in a similar way to the success of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS). How did you do it? We sought to exploit the detailed insights available from contemporary ethnographic study-informed … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Open Publishing

Continuing the Research Blog series, Estelle Dercleye presents her work exploring multiple aspects of open publishing. Project: Open publishing Investigators: Estelle Derclaye (PI); Giancarlo Frosio (postdoc) and Kenneth Wilson (doctoral researcher) University of Nottingham What did your research aim to do? This project examined the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in open publishing, and in particular open academic publishing How did you do it? Literature review, workshop and PhD thesis

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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). Link to The Study (see here) Workshop Programme (see here) Agenda of Committee (see here) Recent reporting on Bently and Kretschmer’s study: Cambridge University Media Publishers Copy Buzz Ancillary Copyright EDRI Communia Association Project Disco Julia Reda MEP: https://juliareda.eu/2017/10/publishers-oppose-link-tax/ https://juliareda.eu/2017/12/extra-news-copyright-confusion/ CREATe EU policy work (see … Continue reading

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CREATe / BFI Education Screening Event on Copyright & Creative Reuse

Event Title: CREATe / BFI Education Screening Event on Copyright & Creative Reuse Venue: London, BFI Southbank, NFT3, Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XT Date: 8 December 2017 Time: 1100-1830 Speakers: Bartolomeo Meletti, Claudy Op den Kamp, Annabelle Shaw, Frank Gray, Jenny Hammerton, Leontien Bout, Ronan Deazley, Mark Robinson, Charlie Lyne, Ben Green, Shane O’Sullivan, Lionel Bently Social/ PR: @copyrightuser #createcin @copyrightcentre The event explored the role of copyright in relation to creativity, film archives, and education, with focus on creative reuse. The common theme to tie these topics together is the creative reuse of the character of Sherlock Holmes. As outlined below, the evolving journey of the notorious detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories illustrated by Sidney Paget … 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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