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Monthly Archives: April 2013
CREATe Deputy Director, Prof. Philip Schlesinger, presented a seminar on April 16, 2013 at the University of St. Andrews on UK film policy and the UK Film Council. The seminar based on an ongoing AHRC research project was titled “The UK Film Council: A Case Study of Film Policy in Transition”.
In his column published in The Bookseller on 15th February, Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, takes aim at CREATe, a new academic research centre investigating “copyright and new business models in the creative economy”.
According to Mollet, at least three things are wrong with CREATe: (1) The academics involved in CREATe are prejudiced in favour of copyright reform; (2) CREATe’s research programme ignores successful British companies; (3) More generally, academic research is unlikely to be helpful for creative businesses because academics lack direct experience of working in the sector. I will address these points in turn. Continue reading