Monthly Archives: February 2018

ISHTIP 2018 Call for papers: Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the ISHTIP (the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property) call for papers for its 10th Annual Workshop, is on 16 February 2018. The Workshop on Intellectual Property and Heritage will be held at the University of Roma Tre on 4-6 July 2018. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of ISHTIP, which held its first workshop in the Stationers’ Hall in London in March 2008.  The Stationers Hall, with its special place in intellectual property law and history, seemed an appropriate place to kick off an interdisciplinary society with a particular focus on the interaction of those two disciplines.  Ten years on, ISHTIP has deepened its interdisciplinary engagement providing a forum for an array … Continue reading

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Cultural Industries Summer School 2018 in sunny Bournemouth!

For Phd and post-doc level researchers working in areas such as Creative and Cultural Industries, Business and Management, and, Communication,  a Doctoral Summer School is being organized in sunny Bournemouth from 4th-6th July, 2018. This Doctoral Summer School has two inter-connected themes: Firstly, to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them to develop as Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and contribute to the next generation of academics. Secondly, to engage students with a fusion of media and management theory, and practice by examining the emerging theoretical and media practice developments that will ultimately define the next generation of research challenges. Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday 30th March 2018. Download Delegate Information and Application Guidance Inquiries directly to Dr John … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: The changing role and responsibilities of online intermediaries

Kicking off the theme of Regulation and Enforcement for our Research Blog Series, Lilian Edwards presents her research on two projects assessing the changing role and responsibility of online intermediaries in controlling access to copyright-infringing content Project: Public/Intermediary Enabled Copyright Enforcement & Physical Platforms and New Business Models Investigators: Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde (PI); Megan Rae Blakely, University of Glasgow (PhD researcher); Laurence Diver, Edinburgh (PhD and RA); Nicolas Jondet, University of Strathclyde (Teaching Fellow). With assistance from Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow) and Thomas Hoppner (Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde). What did your research aim to do? It aimed to assess the changing role and responsibility of online intermediaries in controlling access to infringing of copyright content, especially “pirated” music … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Voices of CREATe

In the last of our posts looking at the theme of Creative Practice and Copyright, Ealasaid Munro presents her meta-analysis of CREATe research into individual creators. Project: Voices of CREATe Investigator: Ealasaid Munro, University of Glasgow What did your research aim to do? In late 2015, I was asked to undertake a meta-analysis of CREATe-funded research concerning activities of individual creators. As with any dispersed research consortium, there had been limited opportunities to come together and discuss lines of congruence and divergence between individual projects, and the CREATe Directorate recognized that a meta-analysis would add value to the work that had already been done. How did you do it? I conducted a qualitative meta-analysis of published material supplied by work package … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Creators’ Organisations

The Research Blog Series continues with research from the University of Edinburgh into creators’ organisations as participants and shapers of copyright policy. Project: Creators’ Organisations Investigators: Dr Smita Kheria (Principal Investigator) with PhD student Ms Nevena Kostova, University of Edinburgh What did your research aim to do? The objectives of the doctoral research conducted for this project were to study creators’ organisations (COs) as participants and shapers of copyright policy: to understand how these actors behave, what environment they operate in and what effects this environment and organisations’ workings produce on the nature and substance of copyright law and policy.

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Research Blog Series: Individual Creators

Smita Kheria presents her research exploring how copyright affects the careers of individual creators, for the Research Blog Series Project: Individual Creators Investigator: Dr Smita Kheria, University of Edinburgh What did your research aim to do? The key aim of the research was to understand how, in a changing technological and socio-economic environment, copyright law trickles down and is played out in day-to-day creative practices. The research focussed on individual creators and their understandings of how copyright intersects with their careers, in particular how relevant or irrelevant it might be to them and whether or not it hinders or benefits their creative practice. How did you do it? In order to investigate the role of copyright across different creative disciplines an extensive … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: Fashion micro-enterprises in London, Berlin, Milan

Angela McRobbie presents the second phase of research into fashion micro-enterprises, for the Research Blog Series. Project: Fashion micro-enterprises in London, Berlin, Milan The second phase of work for CREATe has entailed a new round of interviews, events and activities focusing on the impact of digital online transformations across the sector, especially in retail. Our intentions this time were to work with a smaller number of designers and companies in each city and seek to gain a clear sense of how the significant changes away from physical location selling (ie shops) to online retail were impacting on the sector, particularly the micro-businesses and those working in a start-up framework. Facing some obstacles, as ever, with questions of access to the … Continue reading

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Research Blog Series: The New British Film Policy

Continuing the Research Blog Series, Philip Schlesinger discusses his research into film policy development in the UK. Project: The new British film policy Investigator: Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow What did your research aim to do? To track the development of film policy since the closure of the UK Film Council in 2011. How did you do it? I collected extensive documentation and undertook interviews with a range of individuals involved in film policy. What are your key findings? A major point is that in the UK film finance is in the hands both of HM Treasury and the DCMS. Public support for film production delivered by the film tax relief means through the Treasury (as well as newer tax reliefs for … Continue reading

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