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Monthly Archives: November 2016
On Saturday 12th November, CREATe staff joined university colleagues to bring a range of social science research to visitors at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands (Barras) market. As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, the Barras Social was a day of exhibitions, games, music and family activities designed to show how research affects the public – and to allow visitors to interact directly with researchers. The university’s stalls could be found among the regular stalls in the indoor area of the market. CREATe was housed in a former blinds stall.
This weekend, CREATe staff will become market stallholders, as we bring our research to the Barras market in the east end of Glasgow. CREATe is taking part in in ‘The Barras Social’, a College initiative to celebrate the ESRC Festival of Social Science, bringing university research to a new environment. Reasearchers from across the College of Social Sciences will present their work on stalls across the famous Barrowlands Market, alongside the regular stallholders. Using the ‘Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks’ project as a way to explores issues of authorship and ownership of copyright, visitors will be able to make their own scrapbooks on an interactive board and to take away, creating their own unique works and re-using works made by others. Join … Continue reading
Trade mark protection of public domain works: CREATe academics contribute to Opinion by European Copyright Society
CREATe research has explored the public domain in the context of copyright law. However, can cultural works that are in the public domain as a matter of copyright law, be protected as registered trade marks? The European Copyright Society has just published an Opinion on a case that raises this issue. The Drafting Committee for the Opinion included Prof. Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Estelle Derclaye (University of Nottingham). The case (E-05/16), pending before the EFTA Court (which interprets the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as it applies to European Free Trade Association states), concerns applications filed by the Municipality of Oslo to register as trade marks some 90 visual works and sculptures by the Norwegian artist … Continue reading
CREATe’s Director Martin Kretschmer introduces the CREATe Festival (Royal Society of Arts, London, 24 June 2016): Research matters. And it matters most where there are fault lines in society. Fault lines may appear unbridgeable, and (to stay in the metaphor) they are places where quakes and social separation can occur. CREATe’s core concern is the future of creative production, and in particular the relationship between law and digital innovation. What is the role of copyright, among alternative modes of identification, appropriation and finance? As we come to the end of the first phase of the CREATe project, it is becoming clear that the creative economy needs to be understood in the context of the radical challenge to industrial structures posed by … Continue reading