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Monthly Archives: September 2013
Invited Roundtable: Open access, peer review and scholarly communication: Taking digital innovation seriously
Curated by Prof. Martin Kretschmer & Dr Sukhpreet Singh Saturday 12th October 1100 – 1400 CREATe takes ‘digital’ seriously. In the recent past CREATe academics have experimented with new forms of research communication:
CREATe is presenting, in October 2013, a weekend of research events and seminars aimed at generating discussion on the relationship between copyright law and norms of communication. While research councils promote open access publishing strategies, journal articles have remained the typical unit of dissemination, prescribed by periodic research assessments and academic career progression. Digital innovation, if taken seriously, may open more permeable, iterative forms of scholarly and commercial communication. Continue reading
In July 2013, the Develop Conference hosted a programme of over 80 sessions, tracking the current videogame industry developments and trends. For three days, the renowned annual conference (organised by Develop Magazine, a trade publication with a circulation of 300,000) welcomed videogame professionals from around Europe to Brighton, in a programme shaped by and for some of the key figures in the industry. As part of the Copyright and Games project, and having made some initial forays into literature on the development of business models, creative platforms and payment mechanisms, Develop provided an opportunity to see exactly what the industry was talking about, and how they were discussing it with one another. Continue reading
The 6th Annual Media Education Summit was held 19th and 20th September in Sheffield. As a newly-appointed research fellow with CREATe, the event provided an opportunity to observe how researchers in the media education field are engaging with IP-related questions, and to explore ways that the CREATe consortium might contribute to debates in media education. The conference, which is organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, attracts a diverse and international range of attendees including policymakers, media teachers and media studies academics.
Ofcom has today published the final findings of a year-long study into how and why internet users access music, films, TV programmes, software, books and video games online – both legally and illegally. The fourth wave of the Online Copyright Infringement Tracker shows results for the period March – May 2013. The High Volume Infringers Analysis Report considered the behaviour of the most active copyright infringers over the period May 2012 – May 2013. This report’s findings include: Over the year, 17% of internet users infringed copyright online; 2% of internet users were responsible for 74% all online copyright infringement; However, infringers also accounted for 32% by volume, and 40% by spend, of legally consumed digital content, spending more on average than … Continue reading
CREATe Working Paper No. 8, Intellectual Property Puts Article 6(1) Brussels I Regulation to the Test, Available Now
The eighth release in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available for download. Intellectual Property Puts Article 6(1) Brussels I Regulation to the Test by Paul L.C. Torremans is an attempt to clarify the European Court of Justice’s current position on this Regulation, following its recent reform.
This event has been postponed – a future date for 2014 will be announced soon. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) invite you to participate in half day workshops to have an opportunity to discuss the research programme and specific projects to be commissioned over the next 12 months; and to have an opportunity to hear from the procurement team about the new streamlined online process for registering to bid for IPO research. The IPO is holding workshops in 2 locations in the UK to maximise outreach. The venues are London and Glasgow. University of Glasgow CREATe to host the IPO Research and Procurement workshop in Glasgow on 22nd October 2013
Preparations are now well under way for the Archives & Copyright: Developing an Agenda for Reform conference which is due to be held at the Wellcome Library on the 27th September 2013. Registration opened in June and reached capacity at the beginning of July; clearly copyright law continues to be a matter of real concern for the UK archive community. The proposed library and archives exceptions to UK copyright law are currently under draft review, and consideration of these forthcoming legislative changes will occupy much of the discussion on the third panel of the conference programme. Robin Stout and Nick Munn, of the Intellectual Property Office, will present the latest iterations of the draft exceptions, while also speaking to the … Continue reading