Category Archives: CREATe Blog

Regular opinion pieces by consortium faculty, with a focus on the interdisciplinary character of our pioneering project

Copyright & Cultural Memory Resource Launched

CREATe is delighted to announce the publication of a new resource on the proceedings of the Copyright and Cultural Memory Conference of 2016. The CaCM2016 resource presents the digital proceedings of the one-day conference designed to explore the essential question: “How does copyright impact the access to and use of our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online?” CREATe researchers Ronan Deazley (Queen’s University Belfast), Megan Blakely, Kerry Patterson, Victoria Stobo, and Andrea Wallace (all Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow) addressed the challenges of digitisation, orphan works, intangible cultural heritage, risk-based models of copyright compliance for archive collections, and surrogate intellectual property rights.

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The Economic Effects of Copyright – Using CREATe & CORE Resources to Inform Regulators and Lawyers

CREATe Fellow Dr. Georg von Graevenitz, and, CREATe Programme Leader Dr Sukhpreet Singh, were recently invited to speak at the First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP and Competition organized by the National Law University (Delhi, India). This post by Georg summarises CREATe’s contribution to the workshop. The First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP and Competition was held at National Law University in Delhi in early March 2017. The workshop brought together researchers and regulators from across the globe as well as academic participants from across India and South East Asia. Sessions focussed on the economics of IP law, the link between competition and IP law, regulation of competition and empirical research on effects of patents, … Continue reading

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CREATe contributes to Interdisciplinary Conference: Copyright in 19th Century Newspapers and Periodicals

Last week, Université Paris Diderot hosted a conference exploring the copyright issues raised by periodicals and newspapers in the nineteenth century. Drawing together scholars working in law and the humanities, the conference involved a shift away from the usual focus of copyright history scholarship on books. The wide-ranging programme, spanning papers on attribution patterns, customs of reprinting and re-use, as well as nineteenth century debates on copyright in news, included a paper by CREATe researcher, Dr Elena Cooper, exploring the interface between nineteenth century copyright rules regulating encyclopedias and periodicals, and the underlying social understandings of those genres. The full programme, which is available here, will lead to a special issue publication in Victorian Periodicals Review. More about the conference, … Continue reading

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Book Now: Business Models for 3D Printing Workshop

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde Business School invites you to an interactive workshop on “Business Models for 3D Printing”.   When: Wednesday 29th March 2017, from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST) Where:  Strathclyde Business School, Cathedral Wing, Room CW507b, 199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0QU   The workshop is free but places are limited and registration is required. Please register by emailing luciana.d-adderio@strath.ac.uk

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CREATe Researcher in Final 30 for Rijksmuseum Award

CREATe PhD candidate Andrea Wallace has reached the final 30 of the prestigious Rijksstudio Award 2017 , organised by the Rijksmuseum. Andrea’s entry is inspired by Abraham Mignon’s painting Still Life with Flowers and a Watch. A pixellated image of the painting was digitally printed onto fabric from which she sewed a dress. An accompanying skirt is printed with the metadata embedded within the digital image. From an initial 2,600 entries, the selection was narrowed to 30 and the Top 10 will be announced at the end of March: all entries can be seen here. On 21 April an international jury will announce the winners in a presentation ceremony. The first prize is 10,000 euro, the second 2,500 euro, and the third 1,500 … Continue reading

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Copyright Education Symposium 2016 – Resource Page and CREATe Working Paper

On 24th May 2016 the first Copyright Education Symposium – sponsored by CREATe, ALCS, CLA, ERA, PRS for Music, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and supported by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) – was held at the offices of the British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) in London. To inform the discussions during the event, CREATe commissioned Hayleigh Bosher (PhD, Bournemouth University) to develop An Explorative Review of Copyright Education: Studies and Resources, which was published today as a CREATe Working Paper. Together with the Working Paper, CREATe is launching a resource page on the Copyright Education Symposium 2016. The resource page includes a summary of the day, notes from the series of parallel workshop sessions, a short video … Continue reading

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Book Now: 3D Printing & Intellectual Property Event

Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, continues to push the boundaries of Intellectual Property law whilst raising questions relating to the protection and exploitation of IP. There have been various attempts to address these questions through legal and empirical studies; yet there continues to be limited literature and debate on the implications of 3D printing surrounding IP law, industry, society, technology and policy. Booking is now open for a multi-disciplinary event at Bournemouth University that explores these questions: Going for Gold: 3D Printing, Jewellery & the Future of Intellectual Property Law Date: Friday 24 March 2017 Time: 10 am – 5pm The event is free to attend, however, places are limited and registration is required

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Announcing the Early Career Research Camp: 4th & 5th May

Early career researchers, including advanced PhD students working on creative economy topics, are invited to register for an Early Career Research Camp organised by CREATe. The event will take place over the 4th and 5th May in Glasgow at the Centre for Contemporary Arts. The programme includes interactive activities and expert roundtables covering interdisciplinary work, new research methods, engagement with policy and societal impact. Over the course of the two-day event, teams will develop a research proposal on a creative economy theme, with a £1000 prize for the winning proposal. The event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Lecture recording in higher education: risky business or evolving open practice

Jane Secker, LSE and Chris Morrison, University of Kent presented interim findings from a lecture recording survey which investigated copyright and IP policies at higher education institutions at the ALT-C conference in September 2016. Thirty three institutions from a good range of Russell Group, post-92 and other universities responded to the survey and findings reveal that semi-automated lecture recording systems are becoming mainstream in UK HEIs. The use of such systems, however, raises a number of issues related to copyright and IPR that need to be addressed. The lecture presented at ALT-C provided some good practice advice for institutions and recommendations for further research. The lecture recording is now available as a CREATe Working Paper.

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CREATe academic contributes to Kenyan Copyright forum

CREATe’s Dr Smita Kheria was invited to provide an international perspective on collective rights management in a stakeholder forum, organised by the Kenya Copyright Board in Nairobi. The Kenya Copyright Board is holding several stakeholder forums with a view to establishing a workable a regulatory framework that promotes transparency, accountability and good governance among Kenyan Collective Management Organizations (CMOs). Dr Kheria contributed to the first stakeholder forum held in Nairobi on 21 February 2017 which was attended by artist members of CMOs in Kenya, representatives of CMOs, as well as representatives of users who obtain licences from CMOS.  

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