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Questioning the creative economy – Keynote by CREATe Deputy Director

Philip Schlesinger gave the opening keynote lecture at the Cultural and Professional Policy Seminar held at the NFF (the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers’ and Translators’ Association) in Oslo on 6 September 2017. Philip reflected on the present state of cultural policy in Norway following its creative economy turn. He considered what could be learned from the British experience and discussed the often complex pressures on academics working in a field which in the UK has become an arm of industrial policy. A very lively panel discussion followed his lecture.

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Reflections on CREATe’s first MOOC

Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Director of the MSc/LLM @CREATe) and Kerry Patterson (CREATe Community Manager) reflect on the initial run of CREATe’s MOOC. CREATe ran its first MOOC (massive open online course) this summer: ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music.’ Introducing learners to key aspects of UK music copyright law, it was developed by CREATe academics, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, Dr Kris Erickson and Bartolomeo Meletti and ran from for 2 weeks from 10th to 26th July. The first run of the free course was aimed at musicians and current or aspiring music industry professionals. It covered key aspects of copyright law important to creators, producers, marketers and distributors of music. The course was also designed to be … Continue reading

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Thinking about Open Culture and Copyright: The CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017

Tibbie McIntyre reflects on open culture and on her experience of CREATe’s IP Sumnmer Summit, #cipss17. This post first appeared on the 1709 blog. The CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017 took place from Monday 26 – Friday 30 June. In this inaugural year, the theme of the Summit was ‘Open Science and Open Culture’. A range of speakers from around the globe presented on an array of Open Innovation issues, with attendees travelling from the National Law University in Delhi, IP Australia, the American University and the University of Trento in Italy. Organised by Dr Sukhpreet Singh – Senior Lecturer and CREATe Programme Leader – the Summit explored the benefits of developing openness within our culture, particularly within the global … Continue reading

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Report on the CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017 #cipss17

Kat Eleanor Wilson reports on CREATe’s first summer summit, which explored the theme of  ‘Open Science and Open Culture’ with a focus on development in the Global South.  This post was originally published on IPKat. I was lucky enough to attend CREATe’s inaugural Summer Summit  from 26 – 30 June, which was jointly organised with National Law University (NLU) Delhi by Dr Sukhpreet Singh (CREATe, University of Glasgow). The theme of the summit was ‘Open Science, Open Culture & the Global South’, and openness was discussed from every possible interpretation – from open access to open exceptions, from open policy making to open education. This post contains just some edited highlights of an intensive week. The week kicked off with … Continue reading

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‘No Copyright, No Problem?’ at the Edinburgh Festival

Will there be a show on artists and copyright at the largest arts festival in the world? Yes! Dr Smita Kheria (University of Edinburgh) is taking the research findings from her CREATe project on ‘Individual Creators’ to Edinburgh Fringe 2017. The show is inspired by her fieldwork conducted at the Edinburgh Festivals, including the Fringe, in 2014 and 2015. Provocatively titled ‘No copyright, No Problem?’ the show is a part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Smita will be drawing on extensive empirical research on the perspectives and practices of individual creative practitioners (writers, illustrators, and visual artists) to ask whether copyright matters or could we live without it. She asks; Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? … Continue reading

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The Copyright Cortex: Launch Event

Victoria Stobo reports on the launch of the Copyright Cortex, at the British Library: The Copyright Cortex is the brainchild of Professor Ronan Deazley of Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe postgraduate researchers Victoria Stobo and Andrea Wallace. An online resource dedicated to copyright and digital cultural heritage, it was developed to provide libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions with information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage. The website has two features: firstly, it’s a catalogue. It brings together a wide range of material relating to copyright and digital cultural heritage: scholarly publications, practical guidance, policy documentation, and real world case studies. Secondly, it includes an open access text for … Continue reading

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Now Available: Resource page for CIN Launch plus new Business Models Working Paper

A resource page reflecting the proceedings of the Launch of the Copyright & Innovation Network is now available at: http://www.create.ac.uk/cin-launch/ . The page highlights key future research avenues from a range of perspectives and includes downloadable versions of presentations from the day, plus audio of keynote speaker Paul Belleflamme on the subject of ‘The Economics of Digital Goods’. Also available is a new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series: Business Models, Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries: A Meta-analysis by Nicola Searle. Grounded in the business model literature, this paper examines business models in the Creative Industries (CI), and the of role intellectual property (IP) following the UK’s 2011 Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property. It does so via a meta-analysis of … Continue reading

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Join CREATe’s free course on Music Copyright! #FLMusicCopyright

CREATe is running its first ever MOOC (massive open online course) this summer! This free online course ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music‘, introduces you to the key aspects of UK music copyright law. You can learn at your own pace as long as you commit about four hours per week reading the materials, interacting in forum posts and attempting quizzes. Join the course here which starts on 10 July 2017 and lasts for 2 weeks. This free course will help answers questions such as: what is protected by copyright and what is not? In what circumstances can you reuse copyrighted material without permission or payment? How do collecting societies work? And how can you make money as a … Continue reading

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CopyrightX Summit 2017

Dr Thomas Margoni (Director of the LLM Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy and Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law) reports on the 2017 CopyrightX Summit, held at Harvard Law School. The second CopyrightX Summit took place between 15th and 17th of May and was hosted by Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society in the beautiful Wasserstein Hall building of the Harvard Law School. During three full days of discussions and presentations, more than 30 CopyrightX teaching fellows from six continents (not Antarctica, yet!) had the occasion to interact in person and to exchange their experience of teaching the CopyrightX course. CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course created and supervised by HLS professor William Fisher and … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Living With(in) Copyright Law

This study by Lee Edwards, Giles Moss and  Kristina Karvelyte from the University of Leeds aims to respond to a call in previous research for greater public deliberation about copyright policy. It is underpinned by the principle that copyright policy is a matter of public interest, and as such, should be a subject of public discussion and debate, so that the eventual implementation of copyright is one that attracts a general level of agreement among all affected parties. The research builds on an earlier project (Grant reference ESRC RES 062-23-3027) that examined the ways in which copyright was understood and evaluated by industry, activist groups and users. This work argued that users should be viewed as ‘sources of legitimate justifications … Continue reading

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