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Research Blog Series: Converging Technologies and Windowing Strategies

Gillian Doyle discusses her research on strategies for global television distribution in a multi-platform environment, for our Research Blog Series. Project Name: Converging Technologies and Windowing Strategies Investigator: Professor Gillian Doyle, CCPR, University of Glasgow What did your research aim to do? The internet and digital convergence have engendered greater competition amongst television outlets and increased risks of piracy. However, they have also extended and enriched the availability of delivery platforms for television content and introduced new opportunities for intellectual property (IP) owners to develop overseas markets and to exploit their assets more effectively. This 18-month project investigated how distribution strategies in the television industry are adjusting to the spread of digital platforms and devices. How is the transition to a digital … Continue reading

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CREATe Research Blog Series & Book

CREATe is delighted to launch a new series of reflective blog posts about CREATe-funded research projects. With our first phase wrapping up and looking towards the future, it is an appropriate time to revisit and reflect upon the range of projects in which our researchers have been involved. We hope that the series will showcase the value, legacy and impact of CREATe research as well as making our research findings relatable to the general public. The blog posts are grouped under six themes, related to our original themes, they are: Business Models GLAM Sector and Openness Creative Practice and Copyright Regulation and Enforcement Intermediaries, Platforms and Users Public Interest The posts will be compiled  as a ‘blog book’, published in … Continue reading

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CREATe Joins with Open Access Week

CREATe is joining International Open Access Week (23-27 October) with a number of events: 24 October – Director Martin Kretschmer is speaking at Untangling Academic Publishing: Launch and Discussion, an event at the University of St Andrews about the past and future of academic publishing. Find out more here. 26 October – OpenAIRE is organising a series of webinars on a variety of topics, including discipline-specific tools and workflows, the legal aspects of Open Science, and an interactive session on Research Data Management. CREATe’s Thomas Margoni will be presenting on the topic Legal aspects of Open Science, alongside Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at the Onassis Cultural Centre and a Senior Research Fellow at The Media Institute (TMI), London. More information can be … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Bazalgette Review of the Creative Industries

The Bazalgette Review, analysed by CREATe Programme Leader Dr Sukhpreet Singh and CREATe Community Manager Kerry Patterson, in the context of CREATe and CCPR‘s research programme   The 22nd of September 2017 saw the publication of Sir Peter Bazalgette’s Independent Review of the Creative Industries. Baz, as he is affectionately known in the culture world, was commissioned by the UK government to put forward proposals for a sector deal in the Industrial Strategy green paper. The Creative Industries are one of nine sectors targetted, including: Smart energy technologies; Robotics and artificial intelligence; Satellites and space technologies; Healthcare and medicine; Materials of the future; Bioscience; Quantum technologies; and Transformative digital technologies. Outlining key recommendations for how the Creative Industries can underpin the UK’s future economic growth, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics

The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) is inviting papers for its 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia from Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th, 2018. ACEI members share an interest in furthering understanding of the economic aspects of the arts and culture in their own countries and throughout the world. At last year’s event in Spain, a panel was organised by CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics and Distinguished Fellow of the ACEI, Professor Ruth Towse. For the contributed paper sessions, submission of papers (in English) on any aspect relevant to cultural economics will be considered. Submissions are also welcome from different disciplinary perspectives that share an interest in empirically motivated data driven research involving aspects … Continue reading

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CREATe film shortlisted for AHRC Award #RIFA2017

The CREATe film Going for a Song from Copyright User, has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award in the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards. Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it. Exploring how UK copyright law regulates different aspects of the journey of a song, from creation to distribution, it was was co-directed, written and produced by Bartolomeo Meletti and Ruth Towse. Bartolomeo Meletti said:”Going for a Song is the result of an innovative production process. Instead of composing the music after finishing the animation (as we usually do), we did it the other way round: after writing the script, we produced … Continue reading

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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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