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Monthly Archives: December 2015
CREATe’s twelfth Working Paper of 2015 is now available to download. In The South Korean Music Industry: A Literature Review Keith Negus of Goldsmiths, University of London surveys the range of information and debates being addressed in writings published in English on Korean popular music and its industry, identifying and outlining salient issues addressed by existing research. Negus draws some tentative conclusions about the relevance of this research to debates about creative production, the emerging digital economy and new business models. His stated aim was to produce a selective, focused and concise review, condensing material into key points and issues rather than to engage in extended interrogation, debate and analysis.
CREATe is proud to announce the organization of a bespoke panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, hosted by the National Law University in New Delhi from Dec 15-17, 2015. The CREATe Panel will be represented by academics from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths & Strathclyde, and will focus on business models in the creative economy, drawing upon socio-legal and empirical findings of several research projects that examine existing and emerging business models. The CREATe researchers aim to present to an international audience how the understanding of existing and new business models can contribute to the challenges faced by, and opportunities available to, creative practices and industries in a rapidly changing economic, regulatory and technological environment.
The Global Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest, taking place in 2015 in New Delhi, is expected to bring together a wide range of communities, such as academia, civil society, industry, regulators and policy-makers. The event is billed as the largest convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world’s most populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property policy can best serve the public interest. Besides CREATe (UK), the co-organizers and implementers of this global congress include American University (Washington USA), American Assembly Columbia University (USA), Open AIR (A pan-African Innovation Research & Training project), the National Law University (New Delhi India), and, Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore India).
The CREATe Studio met last Thursday, 3 December 2015, to hear a research presentation from its third speaker of the term: Dr Elena Cooper, CREATe Postdoctoral Researcher in Copyright Law, History and Policy, University of Glasgow. Elena is currently completing her first monograph – Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image – that explores long forgotten perspectives on artistic copyright, dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London introduces a new project exploring capacity building for future creative industries entrepreneurs.
CREATe’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.
Lilian Edwards Considers Privacy, Security and Data Protection in Smart Cities in New CREATe Working Paper
The eleventh CREATe Working Paper of 2015 is now available to download. Privacy, Security and Data Protection in Smart Cities: a Critical EU Law Perspective by Lilian Edwards argues that smart cities combine the three greatest current threats to personal privacy, with which regulation has so far failed to deal effectively; the Internet of Things(IoT) or “ubiquitous computing”; “Big Data” ; and the Cloud. Edwards discusses how and if EU DP law controls possible threats to personal privacy from smart cities and suggests further research on two possible solutions: one, a mandatory holistic privacy impact assessment (PIA) exercise for smart cities: two, code solutions for flagging the need for, and consequences of, giving consent to collection of data in ambient environments.
Copyright Evidence, a project run by the CREATe Centre at the University of Glasgow is in the process of developing a Wiki catalogue of empirical studies related to copyright and intellectual property issues. The project is seeking Interns to contribute in the development of this resource and in particular in its policy impact. Interns’ primary role will be the analysis of the platform and evidence sources with a focus on evidence-based policy implications and impact, together with the enhancement of the project with new catalogue entries. You can visit the platform here: www.CopyrightEvidence.org Work will be hourly paid with flexibility in the allocation of workload and tasks to facilitate interns. Participants will enjoy further benefits, gaining experience in conducting applied … Continue reading
The latest entry in CREATe’s Working Paper Series is now available to download. Copyright and Business Models in UK Music Publishing by Ruth Towse argues that the paradigmatic shift from the sale of printed music to exploiting and managing musical rights that took place in music publishing during the early years of the 20thcentury was due to the changing market rather than to changes in copyright law. The paper takes an historical approach to the development of music publishing viewed through the lens of present day issues. The research has resonance for the transition from sales to licensing digital works that is taking place in the creative industries today and puts into perspective the relative significance of market forces and copyright law … Continue reading