CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (www.create.ac.uk – based at the University of Glasgow), is funding an overview project of business models in film, music and e-fiction publishing, in order to enable a comparative perspective between developments in China and the UK.
Convergence or differentiation in IP protection? A case study of new models for digital film, music and e-fiction production and distribution in China
This project examines the emergence of new models for digital film, music and e-fiction production and distribution in China focusing on the role of internet businesses and platforms in film, music and e-fiction production and distribution. The research started in December 2015 for one year, and is led by Dr Xiaobai Shen (Edinburgh), with Co-Is Prof. Martin Kretschmer (Glasgow) and Prof. Robin Williams (Edinburgh).
Following a supplementary bid to the contingency fund of CREATe, additional funding of £71,776 has been made available. This will specifically extend the scope of Edinburgh’s recently awarded study of China’s film sector ‘Convergence or differentiation in IP protection strategies and business models?’ to digital music and (fiction e-book) publishing. Incorporating current research carried out under the UK CREATe programme, this new project will allow a comparative perspective between developments in China, and the CREATe research programme in the UK. The film sector study is supported by a £31,924 award from the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China from film. Xiaobai heads a distinguished research team including Profs. Burkhard Schafer and Robin Williams and Dr Martina Gerst [Edinburgh] and Prof. Yinliang Liu [Peking], Prof. Xudong Gao [Tsinghua].
SHEN Xiaobai [Xiaobai.Shen@ed.ac.uk]