Our digital resources are grouped under three key themes, copyright evidence, copyright user and copyright history. The resources include documentations of key stages in the research process, so that our methodological approach can be scrutinised, by academic peers and stakeholders. We also attempt to translate complex findings and legal context into a more accessible format, to enable public discourse and debate, and amplify. Thirdly, we aim to make primary research materials available: data and historical sources. Here we are committed to contributing to the sustainability of resources produced with partner organisations. Finally, it is our ambition to develop method resources appropriate to our interdisciplinary field.
“What constitutes evidence for copyright policy?”
Orphans & Archives
- “Copyright, and the Regulation of Orphan Works”
- “Archives and Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform”
Open Access Publishing
- Research Perspectives on the Public Domain (Blog)
- Research Perspectives on the Public Domain (Digital Proceedings, a CREATe Working Paper)
What is a Business Model?
- Contextualising New Business Models
- Television Formats
- Reforming Formats: Producing and protecting audiovisual formats in convergent media (in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)
- The Exploitation of Television Formats
Copyright User is a multimedia resource aimed at helping creators, media professionals and the general public understand copyright. A joint collaboration between CREATe and Bournemouth University, Copyright User consists of videos, interactive tools, subject resources, and FAQs. The resources are meant for everyone who uses copyright: musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists or interactive developers. We inform creators how to protect their work, how to license and exploit it, and how to legally re-use the work of others.
Primary Sources on Copyright is a digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond. The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded the initial phase (completed in 2008) focusing on key materials from Renaissance Italy (Venice, Rome), France, the German speaking countries, Britain and the United States. For each of the thirteen geographical zones/jurisdictions represented within the resource, a national editor has taken responsibility for selecting, sourcing, transcribing, translating and commenting documents. These include privileges, statutes, judicial decisions, contracts and materials relating to legislative history, but also contemporary letters, essays, treatises and artefacts.
CREATe’s Methods resource (to be released shortly) showcases ideas, discussions, and, perspectives on bridging the gap between methodologies, while conducting in research within the ambit of established academic disciplines, and, when researching across disciplines in a truly interdisciplinary approach.
Response to the Public Consultation on the Review of the EU Copyright Rules on behalf of CREATe by Martin Kretschmer, Ronan Deazley, Lilian Edwards, Kristofer Erickson, Burkhard Schafer and Daniel John Zizzo, 5th March 2014
On behalf of CREATe and the Scottish Council on Archives, submitted by Ronan Deazley (Founding Director, CREATe) and Irene O’Brien (Chair of the Board of Trustees, Scottish Council on Archives) to the Government’s consultation on orphan works, 28th February 2014
Responses submitted with BILETA as part of IPO Technical Review of Draft Legislation on Copyright Exceptions, Summer 2013
- New Exception for Parody
- Amendments to Exceptions for Education
- New Exception for Data Analysis for Non-commercial Research
- Amendments to Exceptions for Research, Libraries and Archives
Led by Prof Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge)
CREATe occasionally contributes to European wide interventions through the European Copyright Society
- European Copyright Society Issues Opinion on Svensson Hyperlinking Case
- European Copyright Society answer to the EC Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
CREATe Studio is an interdisciplinary reading group which allows researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds to read new things and provides them an opportunity to meet with peers and share ideas.