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Monthly Archives: November 2016
As previously reported, CREATe, Glasgow was proud to host the 8th Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property in July 2016. We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the next Annual Workshop – to be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 12-14 July 2017 – is now open. Exploring the theme of ‘IP as Circulation and Control’, the Workshop invites proposals for papers from both established and junior scholars, from all countries and disciplines, exploring this theme from historical and/or theoretical perspectives. The Call for Papers is available for download here: http://www.ishtip.org/?p=816 More about ISHTIP (including the 2016 Workshop hosted by CREATe) can be found here: http://www.ishtip.org
CREATe are delighted to announce an additional research presentation this term. Sheona Burrow (PhD candidate, CREATe) and Dr Elena Cooper (Research Fellow, CREATe) will present a joint paper about the enforcement of copyright in photographs, today and historically, and what this means about the nature of copyright (remuneration and/or control) and the changing relation through time of copyright law and the bureaucratisation of copyright exploitation. A full abstract is provided below. The talk takes place at 2.30pm-3.20pm on 7th December 2016 in the CREATe Hub, Level 4, 10 The Square, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Those intending to attend should contact Dr Elena Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the draft paper. The talk complements the existing CREATe PhD Developmental … Continue reading
CREATe Programme Leader, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, and, Head of School of Law, Prof. Iain Macneil, were invited to be a part of a University of Glasgow delegation that visited more than 25 potential partner institutions (including leading law universities, law firms, industry associations, and, study abroad facilitators) across 5 State capital cities of India between 1 and 11 Nov 2016. An immediate outcome of the visit includes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, to take place on 2 December 2016 in Glasgow, between the University of Glasgow, and, the National Law University (NLU) Delhi, one of the premier law education and research institutions of India. This builds on previous CREATe connections with India such as the research panel discussion at … Continue reading
During the summer of 2016 three CREATe events took place in which economists working in the areas of culture, media and industrial organization were invited to exchange views on the transformative impact of digitization and the internet on the creative economy and to reflect on the implications of emerging trends for the future of the creative economy and for copyright. One of these events was jointly sponsored by the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) at their conference at the University of Valladolid, Spain and a second was jointly sponsored with the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) at their conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, USA in July. The third event was part of … Continue reading
Martin Kretschmer on researchers’ incentives to engage in open science at Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels
CREATe director Martin Kretschmer spoke at the Opening Symposium of the newly formed Guild of Research Intensive Universities: Overcoming Boundaries: Open Science and Open Innovation. In discussion with academics from the universities of Göttingen, Oslo, Tartu, Tübingen, Warwick and the European Commission’s Head of Cabinet in DG Research and Innovation, he argued that the natural incentives of researchers are stacked against Open Science, identifying two groups of factors: (1) The control over the standard metrics that govern academic appointments and careers (rankings, impact factors, citations). These are mostly drawn from closed environments, managed by science publishers through several layers of protection: ownership of journals and databases, contracts, access restrictions (TPM). (2) The norms and conventions that govern different disciplines. These … Continue reading
OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is a H2020 project that aims to make it easier for researchers to integrate the use of mined data into their daily workflows. The project will develop a registry of TDM services and tools to better equip researchers to discover, combine, and use mined data. If you’d like to learn more about the OpenMinTeD project, Thomas Margoni will be delivering a webinar on November 23rd that reports on activity relating to Text and Data Mining interoperability at the legal level. Giulia Dore describes the project in more detail below.
Not able to attend the EUhackathon 2016 in person? Don’t worry – two new videos released yesterday will help to give you a sense of the activity taking place in Brussels to visualise copyright evidence made available through CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki.
CREATe is delighted to be supporting the 6th edition of the EUhackathon which takes place in Brussels on November 15-16, 2016. The event is organised by N-square Consulting and is sponsored by Google, Facebook, and Mozilla. This year’s EUhackathon revolves around visualising copyright evidence to help inform policy debate and to better support decision making processes. The goal is to combine data and academic research from various sources to raise awareness and encourage debate around the issue of copyright. Participants will mine and visualise the data in CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki which contains over 600 empirical studies on copyright. This evidence could be complemented with industry data and reports, in order to achieve a greater transparency and awareness in the area of copyright. To … Continue reading
CREATe’s Dr Smita Kheria (Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Edinburgh) was invited to speak at a meeting of the European group of The International Federation of Musicians, in Belgrade in November 2016. The Federation’s main objective is to protect and further the economic, social and artistic interests of musicians represented by its member unions. On a panel on Intellectual Property, Dr Kheria spoke on the recent proposal for a new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. She presented a critique of Articles 14 and 15 of the proposed directive which aim to create a “transparency obligation” and a “contract adjustment mechanism” to enable authors and performers to receive information on the exploitation of their works … Continue reading
Blog post by Angela McRobbie We are pleased to have completed the report for the first phase of our CREATe WP on Fashion Start-Ups and IP: London, Berlin and Milan. The style of the report mirrors the qualitative and observational approach we adopted. We interviewed designer and we got to know a range of experts, policy makers and fashion producers. We organised events which got people talking to each other and in many ways the life of the project took off and carries on. Overall we would like to see UK cultural policy-makers find ways of supporting more small scale independent designers with the possibility for subsidised spaces in good locations in town centres where passers-by could see and possibly … Continue reading