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We are delighted to launch the CREATe IP Summer Summit (CIPSS’17) at the University of Glasgow! This year’s theme is ‘Open Science and Open Culture’ with a special focus on development in the Global South. 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 use of knowledge goods in order to encourage their production. A development agenda for copyright law, in particular, has remained polarised. Rules were set at a time when countries in the … Continue reading
‘Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before: plagiarism in music copyright’ as part of CREATe Public Lectures 2017 Where can you draw the invisible ‘line in the sand’ which separates an infringing piece of music from one that simply draws on the influence of other works for inspiration? In this interactive CREATe Public Lecture, composer and music publisher Dr Simon Anderson, attempts to answer this question. The interactive presentation examines plagiarism cases that have been heard before the English courts in recent years, with music clips and scores to facilitate comparison. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on whether they think a tune infringes or not.
‘Copyright and Brexit’ as part of CREATe Public Lectures Academics are arguing that aspects of the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, such as the press publishers right, will be harmful for access to information and digital dissemination of news. This view has been supported by CREATe public lectures hosted recently in Glasgow. Proposed EU Directive (Read here). Kretschmer’s CREATe Public Lecture (Read and see here). Xalabarder’s Public Lecture (Read and see here). But, are there any merits of a related right for press publishers in the proposed directive? Are there any economical and technological perspectives of such a right? Are there any lessons for the post-Brexit UK copyright regime? On February 14th, Thomas Hoppner (Partner … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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.
Report by CREATe Researcher, Daithí Mac Síthigh (Newcastle University) on the CREATe Panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, New Delhi, December 2015 The fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest took place in New Delhi during December 2015. For the first time, CREATe was a partner in this event; a four-strong CREATe delegation attended, and led a panel session highlighting aspects of CREATe’s work – ‘Emerging and Existing Business Models in the Creative Industries’. A wide range of CREATe activities and institutions were covered; Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths) spoke on open publishing models and on her experiences with Goldsmiths Press, and Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde) discussed the latest developments regarding the roles … Continue reading
CREATe is proud to announce the organization of a bespoke panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, hosted by the National Law University in New Delhi from Dec 15-17, 2015. The CREATe Panel will be represented by academics from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths & Strathclyde, and will focus on business models in the creative economy, drawing upon socio-legal and empirical findings of several research projects that examine existing and emerging business models. The CREATe researchers aim to present to an international audience how the understanding of existing and new business models can contribute to the challenges faced by, and opportunities available to, creative practices and industries in a rapidly changing economic, regulatory and technological environment.
The Global Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest, taking place in 2015 in New Delhi, is expected to bring together a wide range of communities, such as academia, civil society, industry, regulators and policy-makers. The event is billed as the largest convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world’s most populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property policy can best serve the public interest. Besides CREATe (UK), the co-organizers and implementers of this global congress include American University (Washington USA), American Assembly Columbia University (USA), Open AIR (A pan-African Innovation Research & Training project), the National Law University (New Delhi India), and, Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore India).