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February 2015

CREATe co-supports a Digital Catapult event on ‘Understanding UK Copyright Law’ for Music in the Digital Age.

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CREATe is co-supporting an interactive workshop organized by the Digital Catapult that aims to generate points of discussion and provide reliable guidance about the rules governing the production, exploitation and consumption of music in the digital age. It will also be an opportunity for the organisers to better understand what songwriters and composers specifically need to know about copyright.

Understanding UK Copyright Law: An Interactive Workshop for Music Writers and Composers/ London / March 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

To book a space and for the most up to date information, please visit the Digital Catapult workshop link.

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CREATe March 2015 Suite of Events

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In March 2015, CREATe is organizing a suite of events ranging from a seminar on creativity, creative industry business models to copyright history. This resource page provides details on the events, the speakers, as well as, how to book spaces. For general enquiries, email

1) Seminar: From Intellectual Property to Cultural Property: Radicalizing Cultural Heritage?
2) Seminar: Elemental table of Business Models and the BusinessModel Zoo ™ of examples
3) Public Lecture: Innovation and Intellectual Property: Experiments on Creativity
4) CREATe Open Afternoon: Posters Exhibitions, PhD Presentations, meeting the CREATe team, LLM IP society & more
5) Public Lecture: Copyright at Common Law in 1774
6) Roundtable: What is the point of Copyright History?
7) Re-launch of Digital Archive: Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)

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Why Unlawful Downloading?

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The simple answer to the question of why people may engage in unlawful downloading is that it is free. Undoubtedly there may be legal risks involved but the evidence as emerging from our previous scoping review (Watson, Zizzo & Fleming, 2014) is sufficiently unclear, that the choice to engage in unlawful downloading is not as straightforward as it may seem. This is because the existing evidence base is patchy and is particularly problematic in determining causality.

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What we should teach students about copyright

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A new suite of online learning materials has been launched today to help students and the general public understand how copyright law works.

The resource aims to help A-Level media students in the UK study for their exams while educating the wider public about what can and cannot be done with copyright works.

In October 2014, former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, MP Mike Weatherly issued a report strongly urging government to find innovative ways ‘to prepare pupils […] for the 21st century knowledge economy’.[i]

A team of legal researchers from the University of Glasgow CREATe Centre and the University of Bournemouth Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy Management (CIPPM) and Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) have united to answer Weatherly’s call, while broadening the meaning of ‘copyright education’ to include uptake and re-use of artistic works. The resource is supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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Introducing Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks

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Kerry Patterson, Project Officer for CREATe’s Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks introduces her work to explore the extent to which EU and UK copyright policy impacts the digitisation of unique and distinctive artistic collections, such as the Morgan scrapbooks, as well as the costs associated with rights clearance.


Collage from Scrapbook 12

Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks is a project led by CREATe in conjunction with Glasgow University’s Special Collections Department. Within the Archive of the poet Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) held at the University, are sixteen scrapbooks. These date from 1931 to 1966 and were used by Morgan as an outlet for his creative expression before poetry became his primary focus. Within the scrapbooks are around 3,600 pages in total, with material from a diverse range of sources; contemporary and historical newspapers, books and periodicals, photographs, stamps, advertisements, flyers, cigarette cards and other everyday items.

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