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New Web Resource: Copyright & Creative Reuse

CREATe is delighted to launch a digital resource with material from the Copyright & Creative Reuse event, held at BFI Southbank in London on 8th December 2017 as part of the CREATe Copyright & Innovation Network. The resource page brings together transcripts and slide presentations from speakers, who included film archivists and custodians, filmmakers and other creators. The morning and afternoon sessions were concluded by legal responses from leading copyright experts. The resource is available here: http://www.create.ac.uk/creative-reuse/  The event was a platform for a constructive dialogue between the people who preserve and provide access to existing films, and those who wish to reuse films in the creation of new work. We hope it will constitute the basis for a conversation on the opportunities … Continue reading

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New CopyrightX: Glasgow Course

Ally Farnhill, CopyrightX: Glasgow Assistant Teaching Fellow, writes about the Glasgow CopyrightX course, currently underway at CREATe. The CopyrightX: Glasgow course, organised by the University of Glasgow Law school and CREATe in collaboration with Harvard Law School, has opened its doors for a second year, offering a selection of IP LLM students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of US copyright law and enjoy the benefit of in-depth, small group discussion. CopyrightX, an intensive twelve week networked course, has been offered annually since 2013 under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative and the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, although made its highly successful debut in Glasgow in 2017. As the course website explains, the course … Continue reading

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ISHTIP 2018 Call for papers: Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the ISHTIP (the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property) call for papers for its 10th Annual Workshop, is on 16 February 2018. 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 … Continue reading

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Call for papers: EPIP 2018

The European Policy for Intellectual Property association (EPIP) has announced its 13th Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany, September 5th to 7th, 2018 with a special attention on IP in a data-driven economy: New challenges for law, economics and social sciences. Scholars from all disciplines and practitioners interested in the economic, managerial, legal and political aspects of intellectual property rights are all encouraged to submit and/or to attend. The conference is organised jointly with the Berlin based Weizenbaum Institute for the networked Society – The German Internet Institute. Topics to be included: · IP protection for big data: incentives or access barriers? · Competition on data markets/access to data: rights and remedies · Contracts on personal and big data: conditions and limits of … Continue reading

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CREATe Public Lectures Spring 2018

For Spring 2018, CREATe Public Lectures bring you the following diverse topical issues:  i) copyright as a possible model for trade deal negotiation, ii) the history of Intellectual Property through cultural objects and iii) a discussion of the defence of fair dealing. These will take place in the Humanities Lecture Theatre at the University – all are free to attend but please book using the links below. UPDATE (12th February): Due to planned industrial action by the UCU, we have cancelled two lectures and rescheduled Carys Craig’s lecture to the 21st March – booking below. We hope to reschedule the cancelled lectures in the Autumn of 2018. Wednesday 21st March 1730-1900 **RESCHEDULED DATE**The Predictable Decline of Fair Dealing? On Dialogue … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Monetising Free Content

Liz Dowthwaite presents her research exploring how creators of free online content are able to monetise their work, for our Research Blog Series Project: Monetising Free Content Investigator: Liz Dowthwaite, University of Nottingham What did your research aim to do? The aim was to explore how creators of free content, specifically webcomics, are able to use social media and other internet tools to monetise their work online, at the same time as maintaining their ownership rights and combatting attribution and copyright problems. Online copyright law is a major issue for many in the creative industries. Independent artists often rely on sharing their work across social media and content-sharing sites, leaving them open to having their work stolen or misused. When … Continue reading

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CREATe Sponsors Icepops Copyright Education Conference

An exciting new copyright education conference is taking place at the University of Liverpool on 3rd April 2018, with sponsorship from CREATe. Icepops is the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars. The call for contributions is open until Monday 8th January and booking for the event is now available. CREATe are delighted to be sponsoring this event and we encourage colleagues to consider submitting an idea to present at the conference. The organisers are looking for lightning talks, world café style pitches, ideas for new games, posters and are also open to other creative approaches to copyright education – interpretative dance anyone? The keynote speakers will be Professor Ronan Deazley from Queen’s University Belfast and Alex Moseley from the University of Leicester.

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CREATe included in University of Glasgow Research Beacons

CREATe has been included in The University of Glasgow’s Research Beacons — six cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence that have attracted major external investment. The aim of these themed areas of research is to raise the profile of the institution with key audiences and to strengthen further the global reputation of the University’s research. The Research Beacons bring together inspiring researchers from across the University who are working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policy makers and charities to address grand challenges that have impact on both a national and international scale. CREATe sits under the ‘Cultural & Creative Economies‘ theme, which recognises Glasgow as an international hub for innovation in art and culture, and CREATe has been highlighted for leadership in navigating a … Continue reading

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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: 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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