From infringement to exception: why the rules on data mining in Europe need to change

2016-07-coverCREATe are delighted to announce the publication of a new working paper by Christian Geib, PhD Candidate Humanities & Social Sciences, Law School, University of Strathclyde which explores copyright, database law and text mining in the European context. Continue reading

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DRAFT Industry Guidelines to Respect Copyright and Free Speech

2016-08-coverCREATe is delighted to announce a new working paper authored by Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary and Daithí Mac Síthigh, Newcastle University. The working paper provides guidelines for copyright owners and intermediaries for respecting the right to freedom of expression as it relates to copyrighted works. Continue reading

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CREATe Festival Update – Copyright History App Launch

On Friday 24 June 2016, to mark the host of the CREATe Festival at RSA House, London, the Royal Society of Arts will be launching a new App, on a trial basis, providing an overview of the history of the Royal Society of Arts and its activities. The App, which will be available for free download by all Festival attendees, includes a section written by Dr Elena Cooper (CREATe, Glasgow University) illustrating the RSA’s important campaign to secure the first copyright legislation protecting painting, drawing and photographs: the Fine Arts Copyright Act 1862. Drawing on Dr Cooper’s extensive research into artistic copyright history to be published in her forthcoming book Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image, (Cambridge University Press, 2017), the App will provide visitors to the Festival with access to examples of the rich historical material which survives in the RSA’s archives. Details of how to download the App will be available at the entrance to RSA House, on the day of the Festival. A commentary on the App will also comprise part of Dr Cooper’s talk at the Festival: Copyright and Art Forgery: The Painting that Challenged the Law (Romney Room, 1110 to 1130, and repeated 1130 to 1150).

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The career-building strategies of individual creators: A meta-analysis of qualitative research funded by CREATe

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CREATe is delighted to announce the release of a new working paper authored by Ealasaid Munro, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow. The working paper outlines the findings of the Voices of CREATe project which aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of CREATe’s research into the activities of individual creators. A dedicated panel session will explore these findings at the CREATe Festival later this week. More details have been provided by Ealasaid  in her post. Continue reading

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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!

3433_LTW16_300x250_We're_part_ofThe Festival has partnered with London Technology Week, a festival of events taking place throughout London that celebrates and connects innovators from leading R&D centres, tech businesses, universities and specialist hubs.

Access the programme here and book your place now. Join the conversation using #createfest16 and #LDNTechWeek.

[UPDATE 13 June. We are now fully booked but will aim to release a few additional places closer to the day. Please add your name to the waiting list if you wish to be considered.]

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Calling all YouTubers: Meetup 24th June

The meetup will take place as part of the CREATe festival on the future of digital creativity at RSA House in London

The meetup will take place as part of the CREATe Festival on the future of digital creativity at RSA House in London

Online video has become serious business. From YouTube’s new copyright review team to the Fine Brothers’ attempt to protect ‘reaction’ videos as a format, there is lots to talk about.

We invite UK-based video creators to join us for a roundtable discussion and networking event at the RSA House in London on 24th June. The theme of this meetup is copyright and creativity in online video production. Recent developments on YouTube and other platforms have raised questions and worries: How can small creators protect themselves from unauthorised taking of content? What are some good ways to obtain licenses for music? Is it possible to parody clips from broadcast TV or film? What is the most effective way of dealing with or disputing a takedown request?

This event is an opportunity for UK video makers to meet face-to-face and talk about issues of importance in a growing industry. Come and get to know other online video entrepreneurs, share stories, and learn new strategies for dealing with copyright issues. The meetup is hosted by copyrightuser.org, the UK’s leading resource on Copyright for creators and will take part during the CREATe Festival, a day-long exploration of the future of digital creativity at RSA house in London. To get involved or to find out more about the meetup, please visit: http://CREATe.ac.uk/meetup/

 

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Breakfast with the MSc@CREATe!

Come and have breakfast with the MSc@CREATe team!

MSc-iconThe MSc@CREATe will host an open house over breakfast at the RSA House London from 8.30 – 9.30 am on 24 June 2016. You can come to meet the team behind CREATe’s innovative online executive ‘MSc in IP, Innovation and the Creative Economy’. There will also be a dedicated MSc@CREATe stand through the day during the CREATe Festival 2016 where you can drop in.

To join the breakfast open house, please send a request to Kirsty Davidson outlining your interest in the MSc@CREATe (spaces are limited so requests will be moderated).

Proud partners of the London Technology Week 2016.

 


The MSc in Intellectual Property, Innovation & the Creative Economy (MSc@CREATe) is an online executive level Masters programme intended for people working in sectors where digital rights and obligations are a key concern. Successful leadership in the digital creative economy requires linking complex legal provisions (such as copyright, trademarks, data protection and privacy) to economic analysis and strategic thinking about markets and regulation.

Click for more information and to apply.

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Join Tech4Justice hackathon in Glasgow 17-19 June

justice_hackathonWhen it rains in Glasgow-based legal hackathons, it pours. The next event on the social calendar is Tech4Justice, a 48-hour hackathon hosted by the Law Society of Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland. UPDATE: The event will take place from 18:00 on Friday 17th June at the startup incubator Rookie Oven in Glasgow [Map]. There is £3000 in prize money available.

The organisers explain: ‘Court closures, legal aid cutbacks, geographic gaps in advice services and limited public legal information have adversely impacted how citizens in Scotland enforce their rights. We need a justice system that is transparent, fair, efficient and open to all.’

Over the course of 48 hours, teams will collaborate to develop working technology prototypes or products. Pitches should address one of the core challenges identified by organisers. These include:

      Young people and legal information – designing new ways for young people to access legal information relevant to them.
      Legal processes – using technology to help people navigate legal processes and documents, such as small claims actions.

Access to justice professionals will present on each challenge at the start of the event, and they will be on hand afterward to work with teams. CREATe Researchers Kris Erickson Jesus Rodriguez Perez and Christian Geib will also be in attendance as team mentors.

To register for the event or for more information, continue to the EventBrite page here.
 

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Raghu Garud’s visit 13th and 14th June

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming visit by Professor Raghu Garud on 13th and 14th June 2016. Raghu is the Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management & Organization and Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smeal Business School, Pennsylvania State University. The visit, jointly hosted by Luciana D’Adderio (SBS, HCE) and Anup Nair (Engineering, DMEM), is co-sponsored by Strathclyde’s Global Engagement Fund and the CREATe work package ‘The emergence of business models in the 3D printing industries’ led by Luciana D’Adderio in collaboration with Jonathan Corney (Strathclyde, DMEM), Lilian Edwards (Strathclyde, Law) and Robin Williams (Edinburgh, STIS). Continue reading

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Digital Reflection for Supporting Creative Practice Workshop Report 13/05/15

Post by Mr. Dominic Price, Horizon Research Fellow, contributing to CREATe’s WP2A.

This workshop brought together content producers from the creative industries (artists, authors) with academics actively engaged in research relating to content production and distribution, to discuss how small scale content producers engage with social media to promote themselves and their work, and how future software platform development might aid them in promotion on social network platforms.

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