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Register Now: Official Launch of the OpenMinTeD Platform

Registration is now open for the official launch of the OpenMinTeD platform, in Brussels on Thursday 24 May 2018. The event comprises a number of discussions throughout the day on the way forward for Text and Data Mining (TDM). If you are a publisher or repository manager, a TDM software provider or developer, researcher, SME, company, funder or government employee, feel free to register and participate in this open discussion. A full programme and booking link are available here: http://openminted.eu/openminted-invites-you-to-an-all-around-tdm-experience/ OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is the H2020 e-infra project aiming to develop a registry for text and data mining services and tools. This will allow researchers, research institutions and data providers to find, use and combine resources for … Continue reading

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Book Now: EnDOW Final Conference – Diligent search in the EU: Challenges and opportunities

Booking is now open for the final conference of the EnDOW project. The conference will be held in Alicante, Spain, on 15th May 2018. For the full programme and the booking link, see here. EnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”) is a Heritage Plus funded project led by Professor Maurizio Borghi at Bournemouth University. The three-year study (2015-2018) brings together a diverse research team from law, sociology, cultural heritage, communication, and computer science to address the challenge of diligent search for copyright clearance in cultural heritage institutions (CHIs). The project is developing a crowdsourcing solution to diligent search for use by CHIs and other organisations. For more information about the EnDOW platform and research, … Continue reading

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EPIP 2018: Paper Submission Deadline Approaching

The deadline is approaching for the submission of papers to the 13th Annual European Policy for Intellectual Property association (EPIP) Conference. It will be held 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. Submission deadline: March 31st, 2018. Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Full Paper submitted and to the Young Scholar’s Best Paper. Reduced fees will be available for PhD students. To find out more, see the full call for papers.

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EUI workshop – The Open Information Society: Where Are User Rights?

As part of his Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute, Prof. Martin Kretschmer is contributing to a workshop at the EUI on 27 and 28 February 2018. Professor Peter Drahos is introducing the workshop “The Open Information Society: Where Are User Rights?” If, as some theories of innovation claim, innovation has become more networked, user-centred, and democratic then rules and rights favouring users (and therefore diffusers) of information should be the dominant regulatory tool. Openness should also be a pre-eminent value since it is said to aid discovery, innovation, access rights, market efficiency and ultimately the functioning of democratic societies. Is this what we find?

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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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