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, organised by Dr Will Slauter, can be found here.

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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 Continue reading

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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 Wallace’s Pixel Dress and Metadata Skirt

Andrea’s entry is inspired by Abraham Mignon’s painting Still Life with Flowers and a WatchA 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 euro. In addition, a people’s choice award of 1,000 euro is up for grabs. The finalists’ projects will be exhibited in one of the museum’s galleries for ten weeks following the reveal on 21 April 2017.

You can see – and vote for – Andrea’s entry here.

Good luck, Andrea!

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Copyright Education Symposium 2016 – Resource Page and CREATe Working Paper

‘Copyright Education’ – Original illustration by Davide Bonazzi for CopyrightUser.org

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 featuring students from University of Hertfordshire expressing their views on copyright education, and an agreed statement from the participants on how evidence and best practice might enhance copyright education.

Whether you attended the Copyright Education Symposium 2016 or just visited the resource page at the link above, we would like to hear your views. Please complete the survey and help us plan the next Copyright Education Symposium.

 

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

Short paper given at the Association of Learning Technology annual conference.

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

Dr Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Edinburgh

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.   Continue reading

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

CopyrightUser.org’s new ‘Going for a Song’ resource

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. 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’

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 tune. Also considered was the recent Blurred Lines case, arguing against the US judgement that found the track to infringe Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up. The video of the lecture is available, with a transcription to follow. Continue reading

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Book Now: Cultural Institution Roundtable Event on 24th March

How does copyright impact institutional access policies and use of our shared cultural heritage locally and internationally?

The Cultural Institution Roundtable Event is a half-day discussion, organised by CREATe, the National Library of Scotland and i-Publishing Consultants to explore this essential question.

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