Author Archives: Peter Bennett

ISHTIP 2017 – Call for Papers still open

As previously reported, CREATe, Glasgow was proud to host the 8th Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property in July 2016. We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the next Annual Workshop – to be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 12-14 July 2017 – is now open. Exploring the theme of ‘IP as Circulation and Control’, the Workshop invites proposals for papers from both established and junior scholars, from all countries and disciplines, exploring this theme from historical and/or theoretical perspectives. The Call for Papers is available for download here: http://www.ishtip.org/?p=816 More about ISHTIP (including the 2016 Workshop hosted by CREATe) can be found here: http://www.ishtip.org

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Public Lecture: Press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

Continuing our lecture series on topical policy issues, Prof. Raquel Xalabarder (Chair of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) discusses the press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. Where: University of Glasgow, Humanities Lecture Theatre When: Wednesday, November 2nd, 17:30 After several failed national attempts (notably, in Germany and Spain) to secure remuneration for press publishers to be paid by news aggregation services, the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market grants press publishers exclusive rights that would allow them to authorise and prohibit digital uses (such as news aggregation) for a period of 20 years. We will examine the consistency of the proposed text, as well as national experiences, and … Continue reading

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Bob Last on why he wrote Connecting creativity, value and money

Post by Philip Schlesinger  In collaboration with the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), CREATe recently released  Connecting creativity, value and money authored by film producer and CREATe Industry Fellow Bob Last.  Bob undertook the research for this paper when he chaired the CEO Board, and was then particularly interested in the question of access to finance for those engaged in creative work. The study itself, financed by the Scottish Government, mutated in the course of investigation to become an analysis of the tensions between economic and aesthetic calculations made by those working across a range of art forms and evolved into an argument for rethinking the bases of creative industries policy. In this post, Bob describes his motivations and approach in undertaking this study.

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Raghu Garud’s visit 13th and 14th June

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming visit by Professor Raghu Garud on 13th and 14th June 2016. Raghu is the Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management & Organization and Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smeal Business School, Pennsylvania State University. The visit, jointly hosted by Luciana D’Adderio (SBS, HCE) and Anup Nair (Engineering, DMEM), is co-sponsored by Strathclyde’s Global Engagement Fund and the CREATe work package ‘The emergence of business models in the 3D printing industries’ led by Luciana D’Adderio in collaboration with Jonathan Corney (Strathclyde, DMEM), Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde, Law) and Robin Williams (Edinburgh, STIS).

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CREATe event: Fashion as Urban Creative Economy: Start-ups, IP and the Rise of Ecommerce.

May 5th 2016 – Prof. Angela McRobbie – Glasgow School of Art The CREATe event hosted at the Glasgow School of Art May 5th 2016 had the aim of bringing together our research and collaborative activities on questions relating to fashion start-ups, IP/Copyright and new business models that have been carried out over the last 3 years in London, Berlin and Milan. Although focused towards the continuing Phase 2 work on the rise of digital fashion and its impact on fashion culture in general and also on IP/Copyright, we wanted to use this opportunity in Scotland to pull together our investigations and look towards the book which will be produced in the coming 12 months. The following blog comprises our shared … Continue reading

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Copyright Education Symposium, London, 24 May

Guest post by Ruth Soetendorp (Chair, Intellectual Property Awareness Network) and Scott Walker (PRS for Music) on convening the CREATe supported Copyright Education Symposium on 24 May in London. What would bring together representatives from the creative industries, academics and policymakers? A chance to discuss how to improve the impact of copyright education initiatives and the research that informs and underpins them? Yes indeed! On 24 May the BPI will play host to a gathering of people across these communities to assess the effectiveness of copyright education and get a grip on what research and initiatives are out there, what is working and what can be improved as we look ahead.

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‘The role of digital platforms in the creative industry’ at Competition Law Scholar Forum Lisbon

CREATe researcher Florence Thepot reports from CLaSF Workshop on Competition and Regulatory trends in Digital Markets, Lisbon Law School, 14 April 2016, where she spoke on ‘The role of digital platforms in the creative industry; Consumer Welfare v. Innovation?’. On 14th April 2016 I attended a Workshop on Competition and Regulatory trends in Digital Markets organised by the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and Lisbon Law School (in conjunction with its Jean Monnet Chair in Economic Regulation in the EU). The workshop took place at Lisbon Law School. About CLaSF Created by UK-based competition law scholars Prof Barry Rodger, Prof Angus MacCullogh and Prof Alan Riley, ClaSF workshops take place twice a year (usually every Spring and Autumn) in different … Continue reading

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Anthropology, Intellectual Property and Criminalisation: CREATe welcomes Dr Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

On 28 April 2016, CREATe was delighted to welcome Dr Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, an anthropologist from the University of Oxford, to deliver the first talk in the CREATe Studio Spring/Summer Lecture Series: ‘How Trinkets Became Piracy: Intellectual Property Discourse and its Impacts on Informal Economy in Brazil’. Drawing on over 15 years of anthropological fieldwork, Dr Pinheiro-Machado presented her ethnographic findings about the impact of the criminalisation of copyright infringement on ordinary street-traders in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil and the Paraguayan border. In addition to uncovering the complex authenticity classifications articulated by the street-traders and their difference to intellectual property norms, Dr Pinheiro-Machado addressed a number of broader questions. How do nation states, such as Brazil, apply the international … Continue reading

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Published today: consequences of defining the public domain in economic terms

CREATe researcher Kris Erickson has today published an article in the open access Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. The article reviews literature from law and economics which defines the public domain in economic terms. This approach to the public domain has become common post-Gowers with the political turn toward evidence-based IP policymaking. Public interest justifications for a vibrant public domain have been shifted to the background while a focus on economic efficiency, innovation and growth have achieved prominence. Advocating for wider consideration of the public interest in defining the public domain, Erickson finds a range of justifications which may evade current economic approaches: ‘There are a range of public interest reasons for safeguarding and expanding a copyright public domain. It … Continue reading

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