Author Archives: Victoria Stobo
CREATe researchers invite you to the launch of the Copyright Cortex at the British Library on the evening of Tuesday, 20th June 2017. The Copyright Cortex is a new innovative online resource concerned with copyright and digital cultural heritage. A collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast and CREATe at the University of Glasgow, the Copyright Cortex will become the principal point of reference for archives, museums, libraries and other memory institutions seeking information and expert commentary on how UK copyright law impacts the creation, access to and use of digital cultural heritage. Speakers at the launch event include: Lionel Bently, Professor of Intellectual Property, University of Cambridge Jill Cousins, Executive Director, Europeana Ronan Deazley, Professor of Copyright, Queen’s University Belfast Ben … Continue reading
Post by Victoria Stobo, CREATe Postgraduate Researcher on attending the CREATe supported Copyright Education Symposium on 24 May in London. May 24th 2016 saw an unprecedented gathering of policymakers, academics, creative industry representatives, independent consultants and information professionals at the offices of the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) in London. The event [conceived by Scott Walker and Prof. Ruth Soetendorp] was sponsored by CREATe, ALCS, CLA, ERA, PRS for Music, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and supported by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) . The aim of the symposium was to review the work of industry, academia and government in raising awareness of copyright law, and to explore how evaluation of data collection, research and education initiatives in this area might take … Continue reading
Post by Victoria Stobo, CREATe Postgraduate Researcher/ School of Law, University of Glasgow As those working in the archive sector will know all too well, UK copyright in many unpublished works does not expire until 31 December 2039, with the absurd result that old material going back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries is still protected by copyright. This substantially reduces the online availability and international circulation of authentic, historical records documenting the events which have shaped the UK and its relationship with the world. Recent public comments by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), however, suggest that the long wait for a reduction in this term of protection may well be over.
On 27th September 2013, CREATe, in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust, the Archives and Records Association, and the British and Irish Legal Education and Technology Association, sponsored a symposium on Archives and Copyright which was co-organised by Professor Ronan Deazley and CREATe postgraduate researcher Victoria Stobo. A website, featuring video presentations and resources from the day is now available, including an interactive transcript of the event. The symposium proceedings will also be made available as a CREATe Working Paper.
Preparations are now well under way for the Archives & Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform conference which is due to be held at the Wellcome Library on the 27th September 2013. Registration opened in June and reached capacity at the beginning of July; clearly copyright law continues to be a matter of real concern for the UK archive community. The proposed library and archives exceptions to UK copyright law are currently under draft review, and consideration of these forthcoming legislative changes will occupy much of the discussion on the third panel of the conference programme. Robin Stout and Nick Munn, of the Intellectual Property Office, will present the latest iterations of the draft exceptions, while also speaking to the … Continue reading
Today, we publish a summary, transcript and resource page which captures the panel discussion on regulation of orphan works held at the Law Society (London) on 2nd July 2013. The panel discussion followed the launch of an empirical report, titled “Copyright, and the Regulation of Orphan Works” published for the UK IPO by academics from Bournemouth University and CREATe, RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. The event, organized jointly by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and CREATe, generated considerable debate. We are now providing a summary of the day’s proceedings for further comment and analysis.