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Andrew McHugh

Study examines why people unlawfully file-share

By Media Briefings

Making consumers more aware of the effort that goes into producing creative material such as films and music would result in less unlawful file-sharing, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Newcastle University.

The study, funded and published today by CREATe, the UK research centre for copyright, found that social and moral factors do make a difference when people are deciding whether to unlawfully download.

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New research project at Goldsmiths developing future creative entrepreneurs

By Blog, News

mcrobbieAngela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London introduces a new project exploring capacity building for future creative industries entrepreneurs.

Goldsmiths-smallCREATe’s Fashion Work Package, based at Goldsmiths, where the team comprises Angela McRobbie (PI), Dr Dan Strutt, Dr Bettina Springer and Carolina Bandinelli, has recently been involved in a successful bid for additional funding. This new project is titled ERASMUS Plus: Key Action 2, Smart Entrepreneurial Skills for Creative Industries: An Inclusive Perspective: Smart Jump.

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The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair Wins AHRC Innovation in Film Award

By News

Winner-graphicOn 12th November 2015, the animated film The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair by Professor Ronan Deazley and CREATe researcher Bartolomeo Meletti won the AHRC Award for Innovation in Film.

The panel of judges – consisting of industry and academic experts such as film director Beeban Kidron, Financial Times Arts Editor Jan Dalley, and actor and producer Diana Quick – described the film as “a well-constructed, quality animation addressing issues of creativity, IP and copyright for schools and undergraduates: lively, engaging, witty (à la Sherlock Holmes mode), informative and educating at the same time.”

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SME Practitioners reveal IP successes and stumbles in book of industry Tales

By News

tales-from-the-drawing-board-coverA collection of cases from creative producers’ everyday efforts to manage and benefit from their Intellectual Property (IP) is now available for free from CREATe and the University of St Andrews’ Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (ICC). Tales from the Drawing Board: IP wisdom and woes from Scotland’s creative industries is co-supported by CREATe, Creative Scotland, the Economic & Social Research Council, and Innovate UK.

Tales from the Drawing Board focuses on the management of IP among SMEs, micro- organisations and sole traders, a sector whose encounters with the IP landscape have not been as widely researched. Creative Scotland were particularly interested in understanding strategies of this sector, in order to inform policy developments. Described in creative practitioners’ own words, the cases provide insight into how IP issues are experienced “in the wild”, as the speakers set up their businesses, plan for competitive sustainability, and innovate creative products.

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Forthcoming Event – Goldsmiths Creative Labour Process Group: Concepts and Methods in a Cross-sectoral Frame

By News

Wednesday 13th January 2016, 1.15-5.30 PM
Media Research Building (MRB), Goldsmiths, London

It is possible to envisage a new phase for creative economy research, especially in regard to the focus on working lives. This comes about in the light of long-term decisive neo-liberalisation through arts and cultural worlds, economic austerity, high rates of unemployment and semi-employment in the sector across Europe, and with this the entrenchment of ‘precarite’. This afternoon event allows us to share perspectives for researching creative labour process in a cross-sectoral frame. Of key significance will be the intersection of methodological reflection with conceptual advance. We will open the event with a short paper from Prof Keith Negus (Goldsmiths and CREATe) who has been investigating musicians at work. This will be followed by first panel session which will be focussing on quantitative work currently being undertaken on aspects of creative economy, while the second panel session will provide some close attention to issues around interviews with auteurs, ‘studio visits’ and affect in research. The final plenary talk will be given by Prof. Georgina Born (Oxford, Dept of Music) currently holder of an ERC Grant on digitalisation in music, and will address some issues raised in her 2010 paper for Cultural Sociology.

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