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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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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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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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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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‘Going for a Song’: Copyright Guidance for Music Writers & Composers

CREATe is delighted to announce the publication of a new educational resource on CopyrightUser.org. Going for a Song offers authoritative and accessible sector-specific copyright guidance for music writers and composers. It is based around the video, Going for a Song, which tells the story of Tina and Ben, a (fictional) music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it.

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CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017 (26 – 30 June)

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

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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’ 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.

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CREATe supports Stationers’ Register Online project

A new CREATe project will help advance the study of historical copyright by making the Stationers’ Register fully searchable, in a freely accessible online database. The Register is an unequalled resource for literary scholars, book historians and all those interested in the early history of copyright. The origins of Anglo-American copyright begin in the mid sixteenth-century with the commencement of a series of ledgers kept by the Stationers’ Company of London, that are now collectively known as the Stationers’ Register. In these ledgers, early publishers including those of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Thomas Hobbes and  thousands of other authors, musicians and artists sought protection from their works being copied and printed.  Edward Arber’s printed edition of the earliest entries, published in the 1890s, has remained … Continue reading

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India Insight 2016: CREATe visit bolsters institutional collaborations

CREATe Programme Leader, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, and, Head of School of Law, Prof. Iain Macneil, were invited to be a part of a University of Glasgow delegation that visited more than 25 potential partner institutions (including leading law universities, law firms, industry associations, and, study abroad facilitators) across 5 State capital cities of India between 1 and 11 Nov 2016. An immediate outcome of the visit includes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, to take place on 2 December 2016 in Glasgow, between the University of Glasgow, and, the National Law University (NLU) Delhi, one of the premier law education and research institutions of India. This builds on previous CREATe connections with India such as the research panel discussion at … Continue reading

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