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CREATe support 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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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 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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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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CREATe at the Barras: ESRC Festival of Social Science

This weekend, CREATe staff will become market stallholders, as we bring our research to the Barras market in the east end of Glasgow. CREATe is taking part in in ‘The Barras Social’, a College initiative to celebrate the ESRC Festival of Social Science, bringing university research to a new environment. Reasearchers from across the College of Social Sciences will present their work on stalls across the famous Barrowlands Market, alongside the regular stallholders. Using the ‘Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks’ project as a way to explores issues of authorship and ownership of copyright, visitors will be able to make their own scrapbooks on an interactive board and to take away, creating their own unique works and re-using works made by others. Join … Continue reading

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CREATe Event: Open Innovation Design Jam 2016

On 10th November 2016, join us at the University of Glasgow for the Open Innovation Design Jam competition. Design jams are fun, interactive brainstorming sessions in which teams develop innovative solutions to challenges. This event is an opportunity for innovators, SMEs, creators and IP practitioners to explore open, collective and user-led innovation. Following presentations by leading experts in management, strategy and IP law, teams will form and compete to solve business model challenges involving open or collectively managed IP inputs. How can businesses generate and capture value from open or collectively managed intellectual property? What are the benefits and costs of opening IP portfolios to competitors and user-innovators? How is creativity becoming more dynamic and more distributed, and what does … Continue reading

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Regulating the Sharing Economy: Special Issue Published Today

When goods and services are virtualised around us with the swipe of a mobile screen, it is hard not to believe we are living in a science fictional world. The convergence of fast and easy electronic payment systems with geolocative matchmaking software has brought a seeming abundance of choice and convenience to consumers in many sectors. At the same time, virtual jobs or crowdwork have risen in proportion to standard employment as a source of income for many. The recent pledge by Elon Musk that soon our self-driving Tesla cars will generate money for us after depositing us at work blurs the line between producer, consumer and owner even further. The technologically disruptive features of sharing economy services promise widespread … Continue reading

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

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Photos from #createfest16 … Storify, videos, & other materials now added.

Photos from CREATe Festival held on 24 June at the RSA House in London. [More materials (presentations, videos, a storify, link to delegate feedback, etc.) all added under CREATe Festival Delegate Impressions.]  

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Book now! Programme for CREATe Festival 2016 available #createfest16 #LDNTechWeek

Join us on 24 June 2016 at the Royal Society of Arts in London for a showcase of findings from CREATe’s research programme. You will participate in policy debates and expert panels that explore the future of the creative economy, the interface of digital innovation and legal regulation, and in particular the role of copyright law. You can take part in a behavioural experiment, attend a workshop on fashion IP, learn more about art forgery, or interact with fellow online video creators in a meet-up. There will also be an award of a hackathon prize as well as the launch of CREATe’s very own tartan! The Festival has partnered with London Technology Week, a festival of events taking place throughout London that celebrates and connects innovators … Continue reading

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