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CREATe support Stationers’ Register Online project

A new CREATe project will help advance the study of historical copyright by making the Stationers’ Register fully searchable, in a freely accessible online database. The Register is an unequalled resource for literary scholars, book historians and all those interested in the early history of copyright. The origins of Anglo-American copyright begin in the mid sixteenth-century with the commencement of a series of ledgers kept by the Stationers’ Company of London, that are now collectively known as the Stationers’ Register. In these ledgers, early publishers including those of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Hobbes and  thousands of other authors, musicians and artists sought protection from their works being copied and printed.  Edward Arber’s printed edition of the earliest entries, published in the 1890s, has remained … Continue reading

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The ICCA cultural industries and digital platforms workshop

Blog post by Florence Thepot, CREATe Associate and Lecturer in Competition and European Union Law, University of Glasgow  On 14 and 15th November 2016, I attended the international workshop on Cultural industries and digital platforms organised by the LabEx ICCA in Paris. LabEx ICCA (University Paris 13 and University Paris 3) is an interdisciplinary research centre specialising in the creative economy. They focus on how changes such as digitisation are impacting various dimensions of the creative industry, including the emergence of new business models, methods of consumption etc. The workshop was the second international workshop organised by the LabEx ICCA and took place at the Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, in Paris 5th arrondissement just near the Pantheon.

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The Rise of Web Blocking Orders in the UK: Empirical Evidence Perspectives

Professor Lilian Edwards, CREATe Deputy Director, University of Strathclyde will be providing a seminar at City University of London on Friday, February 3rd. Abstract: The digital copyright and piracy wars, which began with Napster and continue today into the age of streaming, Spotify and Netflix, have engaged in broadly three strategies to defend existing content industries, which can be described as punish, prevent, and provide alternative business models. Both anecdotal experience in the legal system and empirical research carried out by CREATe and others point to the failure and partial abandonment of the punishment strategy, especially in its legislative “graduate response” form. By contrast, prevention, in its latest forms of site blocking and geoblocking, is rising in popularity, at least … Continue reading

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OpenMinTeD webinar – video and slides now available

OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is a H2020 project that aims to make it easier for researchers to integrate the use of mined data into their daily workflows. The project will develop a registry of TDM services and tools to better equip researchers to discover, combine, and use mined data. Thomas Margoni delivered a webinar on November 23rd that reported on OpenMinTeD project activity relating to Text and Data Mining interoperability at the legal level. The slides and video of the event are now available. Giulia Dore describes the OpenMinTeD project in more detail below.

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PhD Scholarship in legal aspects of data and digital innovation at School of Law, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with international law firm CMS and CREATe, the RCUK copyright centre

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship being offered by the School of Law, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with international law firm CMS. The PhD project will involve a unique collaboration between the technology, media and communications practice of CMS (led by Chris Watson), and the RCUK CREATe Centre, investigating copyright and digital innovation (led by Prof. Martin Kretschmer) who will jointly supervise. The PhD project will be shaped in discussion with the successful candidate, and seeks to establish thought leadership in a cutting edge area relating to digital technology, competition and innovation. We are particularly interested in emerging technologies and structures that may be linked to a new understanding of data as a source of market power. However, other topics … Continue reading

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“Press Publisher Rights in the New Copyright in the Digital Single Market Draft Directive” resources now available

As part of CREATE’s Public Lecture Series in autumn 2016, Professor Raquel Xalabarder, Chair of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) discussed the press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. This lecture took place on Wednesday, November 2nd at the University of Glasgow. A video recording of this lecture along with Professor Xalabarder’s slides and a CREATe Working Paper are now available from our event resource page.

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Research Seminar: Photography, Copyright and the IP Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective

CREATe are delighted to announce an additional research presentation this term. Sheona Burrow (PhD candidate, CREATe) and Dr Elena Cooper (Research Fellow, CREATe) will present a joint paper about the enforcement of copyright in photographs, today and historically, and what this means about the nature of copyright (remuneration and/or control) and the changing relation through time of copyright law and the bureaucratisation of copyright exploitation. A full abstract is provided below. The talk takes place at 2.30pm-3.20pm on 7th December 2016 in the CREATe Hub, Level 4, 10 The Square, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Those intending to attend should contact Dr Elena Cooper (elena.cooper@glasgow.ac.uk) for a copy of the draft paper. The talk complements the existing CREATe PhD Developmental … Continue reading

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Martin Kretschmer on researchers’ incentives to engage in open science at Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels

CREATe director Martin Kretschmer spoke at the Opening Symposium of the newly formed Guild of Research Intensive Universities: Overcoming Boundaries: Open Science and Open Innovation.  In discussion with academics from the universities of Göttingen, Oslo, Tartu, Tübingen, Warwick and the European Commission’s Head of Cabinet in DG Research and Innovation, he argued that the natural incentives of researchers are stacked against Open Science, identifying two groups of factors: (1) The control over the standard metrics that govern academic appointments and careers (rankings, impact factors, citations). These are mostly drawn from closed environments, managed by science publishers through several layers of protection: ownership of journals and databases, contracts, access restrictions (TPM). (2) The norms and conventions that govern different disciplines. These … Continue reading

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OpenMinTeD interoperability webinar

OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is a H2020 project that aims to make it easier for researchers to integrate the use of mined data into their daily workflows. The project will develop a registry of TDM services and tools to better equip researchers to discover, combine, and use mined data. If you’d like to learn more about the OpenMinTeD project, Thomas Margoni will be delivering a webinar on November 23rd that reports on activity relating to Text and Data Mining interoperability at the legal level. Giulia Dore describes the project in more detail below.

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Videos from EUhackathon

Not able to attend the EUhackathon 2016 in person? Don’t worry – two new videos released yesterday will help to give you a sense of the activity taking place in Brussels to visualise copyright evidence made available through CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki.    

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