Author Archives: Sukhpreet

Unpacking the Bazalgette Review of the Creative Industries

The Bazalgette Review 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, Bazalgette sets out areas where government and industry should work together to develop a … Continue reading

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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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CREATe@TedX Glasgow 2017

CREATe research was on show to more than 1800 attendees of TedX Glasgow, held on Friday 2nd June 2017 at the SEC Armadillo. The theme of this year’s TEDx in Glasgow was ‘Lead or Follow’ with thought-provokers, inspirational speakers, thinkers and doers, from all over UK speaking about innovative ideas and disruptive actions. CREATe’s stand at the TedX, enthusiastically manned by Bartolomeo Meletti, Sukhpreet Singh and Kris Erickson, showcased two of CREATe’s innovative education offerings for users and executive workers in creative industries. This included copyrightuser.org (online resource aimed at making UK copyright law more accessible) and CREATe’s suite of creative industry focussed online Masters degree, diploma and certificate study programmes in ‘IP & Innovation’. Visitors to the CREATe stand … Continue reading

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CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017 (26 – 30 June)

We are delighted to have launched the CREATe IP Summer Summit (CIPSS’17) at the University of Glasgow, jointly organized with the National Law University Delhi, India. The theme of this Summit was ‘Open Science and Open Culture’ with a special focus on development in the Global South. See full timetable. * CIPSS’17 counted as 20 hours of verifiable CPD for solicitors / lawyers in Scotland * Openness is an aspirational goal to build transparent and participative societies. Does this conflict with international IP policy that prescribes complex arrangements of exclusive property rights as part of the global free trade area? The 1994 WTO TRIPS agreement sets minimum standards of protection for copyright, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs and patents, restricting the … Continue reading

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CREATe Public Lectures 2017: Plagiarism in music copyright

‘Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before: Plagiarism in music copyright’ Where can you draw the invisible ‘line in the sand’ that separates an infringing piece of music from one that simply draws on other works for inspiration? Composer and music publisher Dr Simon Anderson’s  lecture at the University of Glasgow on 8th March, attempted to answer this question. His interactive presentation examined plagiarism cases heard before the English courts, with music clips and scores to facilitate comparison. Attendees had the opportunity to vote on whether they thought a tune infringed or not. One case study investigated the point at which a newly composed tune infringes an existing work, as musical elements of the original are gradually added to the new … Continue reading

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#Storify of #createfest16 [CREATe Festival 24 June 2016]

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Breakfast with the MSc@CREATe!

Come and have breakfast with the MSc@CREATe team! The MSc@CREATe will host an open house over breakfast at the RSA House London from 8.30 – 9.30 am on 24 June 2016. You can come to meet the team behind CREATe’s innovative online executive ‘MSc in IP, Innovation and the Creative Economy’. There will also be a dedicated MSc@CREATe stand through the day during the CREATe Festival 2016 where you can drop in. To join the breakfast open house, please send a request to Kirsty Davidson outlining your interest in the MSc@CREATe (spaces are limited so requests will be moderated). Proud partners of the London Technology Week 2016. Tweet #createmsc  The MSc in Intellectual Property, Innovation & the Creative Economy (MSc@CREATe) is an … Continue reading

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Announcing the CREATe Festival 2016

The ‘CREATe Festival 2016’ will take place in London on 23 & 24 June. This will be a showcase of the findings of CREATe’s research programme, and a vehicle to engage with a wider community – in the CREATe spirit!

The Festival will play host to a multitude of public engagement events where delegates will be able to participate in behavioural experiments, a workshop on intellectual property and fashion, an exhibition on art forgery, the award of a hackathon prize, and the launch of CREATe’s very own tartan. Continue reading

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Announcing the CREATe Festival 2016

This is an old post. For the official CREATe Festival Website please go to http://create.ac.uk/festival The ‘CREATe Festival 2016’ will take place in London on 24 June. This will be a showcase of the findings of CREATe’s research programme, and a vehicle to engage with a wider community – in the CREATe spirit! The Festival will play host to a multitude of public engagement events where delegates will be able to participate in behavioural experiments, a workshop on intellectual property and fashion, an exhibition on art forgery, the award of a hackathon prize, and the launch of CREATe’s very own tartan. Festival Highlights CREATe web resources will be demonstrated, such as the Voices project (capturing the views of creators), copyrightuser.org, the copyright evidence … Continue reading

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DISPLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK

CREATe celebrates #worldipday An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – is launched online today (April 26) to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016. The theme of the day, ‘Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined’, is reflected in the online  exhibition organised by researchers from  the University of Glasgow-based  CREATe – the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy.

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