Andrew McHugh

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    Research Interests:

    • Semantic Web
    • Information and Knowledge Management
    • Information Science & Retrieval

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AIIP – Fourth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and IP law: The Story(s) of Copyright

AIIP IV, the fourth international workshop on AI and IP, will be held in conjunction with the JURIX conference on AI and Law in Braga on the 9. December 2015 The workshop is supported by the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, CREATE and sponsored by TrademarkNow Ltd Important dates Submission of extended abstract: 6. November 2015 Notification of acceptance: 11. November 2015 Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be send to the workshop organiser, Burkhard Schafer, At least one author must register for the workshop.

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Fashion as Urban Scene? Like Berlin techno or ‘Madchester’?

mcrobbieAngela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London reflects on the changing shape of the Fashion industry.


Photo credit: Sopopular, Berlin

Fashion, as we know, is almost synonymous with the capriciousness of taste, with ephemerality, with an ever-accelerating pace of products and items which can now be on the rails to suit customer needs, even when the weather does not correspond with the calendar of collections traditionally tied to the ‘seasons’. Not long ago a cold summer or a warm winter meant significant losses, this is no longer unsurmountable. The vast expansion of the infrastructure of production, on a global basis, with new locations for small and large factory manufacture opening up on a weekly basis, from Vietnam to Cambodia, from Turkey to Morocco, means that the sheer capacity correlates also with a speeded-up idea of change and ‘newness’ now signalled by upmarket labels as mid-season ranges. At the lower end of the market the new temporality of fast fashion brings cheap copies of haute couture looks to (mostly) young consumers thanks to fine-tuned production, distribution and retail processes such as those developed by Zara and H&M, with a lead time of three weeks from the ‘runway’ to the high street store. Underpinning all of these significant transformations of fashion’s consumer culture is the role of IT, social media, rapid transport and distribution and of course the exponential growth of e-commerce. Continue reading

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Watt EPIP/SERCI Keynote Available in CREATe Working Paper Series

The latest entry in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available to download. Copyright Collectives and Contracts: An Economic Theory Perspective by Richard Watt (University of Canterbury and SERCI) argues that there are significant efficiency benefits from having copyrights managed as an aggregate repertory, rather than individually, based on risk-pooling and risk-sharing through the contracts between members of copyright collectives. The paper will be presented at a joint EPIP and SERCI keynote session at the University of Glasgow on September 3rd 2015.

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