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This digital resource is supported through an ESRC/ University of Glasgow IAA Grant ES/M500471/1 (2017) for the project titled ‘The modernisation of EU copyright rules in light of BREXIT’. ‘Brexit and Copyright’ as part of CREATe Public Lectures On September 14th 2016, the European Commission presented a package of proposed copyright reforms under the banner of promoting a Digital Single Market (DSM). Amongst others, the proposal includes an exclusive right of press publishers for the digital publication of their press publications. Academics have argued that aspects of the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, such as the press publishers right, lacks a justification, will be harmful for access to information and digital dissemination of news. This view … Continue reading
(A) 25th October 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Public Art and Copyright Law (An Exploratory Analysis) by Lilla Montagnani (see below) (B) 8th November 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Copyright Reversion to Authors (and the Rosetta Effect): Ameliorating the Problem of Disappearing Books by Paul Heald (see below) (C1) 10th November 1100-1230 & 1230-1300 Meeting: Copyright Evidence Wiki Board Meeting (Closed meeting followed by Public Q&A – see below) (C2) 10th November 1400-1615 Workshop: Copyright Education and Educating Users / Legal and business model constraints on the transformative value of heritage collections (see below) (D) 15th November 1730-1900 Public Lecture: Taking seriously the author’s interest in copyright by Rebecca Giblin (see below) (E) 8th December 1100-1830 CREATe / BFI Education Screening Event: Copyright & Creative Reuse (see below) See individual event links for further details. Join the conversation on Twitter: Tweet … Continue reading
CREATe is delighted to launch a new series of reflective blog posts about CREATe-funded research projects. With our first phase wrapping up and looking towards the future, it is an appropriate time to revisit and reflect upon the range of projects in which our researchers have been involved. We hope that the series will showcase the value, legacy and impact of CREATe research as well as making our research findings relatable to the general public. The blog posts are grouped under six themes, related to our original themes, they are: Business Models GLAM Sector and Openness Creative Practice and Copyright Regulation and Enforcement Intermediaries, Platforms and Users Public Interest The posts will be compiled as a ‘blog book’, published in … Continue reading
Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Director of the MSc/LLM @CREATe) and Kerry Patterson (CREATe Community Manager) reflect on the initial run of CREATe’s MOOC. CREATe ran its first MOOC (massive open online course) this summer: ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music.’ Introducing learners to key aspects of UK music copyright law, it was developed by CREATe academics, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, Dr Kris Erickson and Bartolomeo Meletti and ran from for 2 weeks from 10th to 26th July. The first run of the free course was aimed at musicians and current or aspiring music industry professionals. It covered key aspects of copyright law important to creators, producers, marketers and distributors of music. The course was also designed to be … Continue reading
CREATe announced the launch of the Copyright and Innovation Network (CIN) on 26 May 2017 at the Digital Catapult in London with an event exploring, Trends in the Creative Digital Economy: Findings from the CREATe Research Programme. The network aims to be a catalyst for industry-relevant research at the interface of law, technology, social science and the humanities.
We are delighted to have launched the CREATe IP Summer Summit (CIPSS’17) at the University of Glasgow, jointly organized with the National Law University Delhi, India. The theme of this Summit was ‘Open Science and Open Culture’ with a special focus on development in the Global South. See full timetable. * CIPSS’17 counted as 20 hours of verifiable CPD for solicitors / lawyers in Scotland * 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 … Continue reading
‘Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before: Plagiarism in music copyright’ Where can you draw the invisible ‘line in the sand’ that separates an infringing piece of music from one that simply draws on other works for inspiration? Composer and music publisher Dr Simon Anderson’s lecture at the University of Glasgow on 8th March, attempted to answer this question. His interactive presentation examined plagiarism cases heard before the English courts, with music clips and scores to facilitate comparison. Attendees had the opportunity to vote on whether they thought a tune infringed or not. One case study investigated the point at which a newly composed tune infringes an existing work, as musical elements of the original are gradually added to the new … Continue reading
Copyright Evidence Wiki The Wiki aims to categorise all existing empirical studies on copyright in an attempt to inform policy interventions based on rigorous evidence. The evidence is searchable by country, industry and research method, among other categories, to allow for in-depth exposition. The Wiki format allows a dynamic review of the studies, together with bespoke visualisations, and users can propose new studies.
CREATe organized two events on Friday 20th January 2017 to launch the Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks Project: a free training event about digitising photographs and the launch of the web resource.
CREATe organizes Public Lectures every academic semester where recognized academic, industry or civil society members are invited to address the general public on topical issues in copyright and IP. These lectures (which are video recorded and where a transcript is made available after the event) are open to the general public but places must be booked through a registration system. Please see below for details on CREATe Public Lectures 2017 14 February 2017 / Prof. Thomas Hoppner (Hausfeld Global Litigation Services / Wildau Unversity of Applied Sciences, Germany) making a case for the Press Publishers Right. Click here for event details and how to book. Chair: Dr Sukhpreet Singh 8 March 2017 / Dr. Simon Anderson (Music Composer & Publisher / … Continue reading