Monthly Archives: May 2018

“This Video is Unavailable”: New paper by Erickson and Kretschmer

The Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law is publishing Kris Erickson and Martin Kretschmer’s article “This Video is Unavailable”: Analyzing Copyright Takedown of User-Generated Content on YouTube, in its issue available today. The study offers an important empirical perspective on the actual behaviour of rightholders in removing potentially infringing content. This matters as the European Union is seeking to create new obligations on platform intermediaries that may amount to default filtering of content uploaded by users. As Erickson and Kretschmer say: “We suggest that evolving policy on intermediary liability – for example with respect to imposing filtering systems (automatically ensuring “stay-down” of potentially infringing content) – should be carefully evaluated against evidence of actual behavior, which this … Continue reading

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Data mining: why the EU’s proposed copyright measures get it wrong – An opinion by Prof. Kretschmer and Dr. Margoni published in The Conversation

This is an interesting time for EU copyright law. In order to offer a comprehensive overview of a complex process, CREATe has collected various resources available here, here and here. To synthesize, it could be said that within the EU copyright reform package, which is intended to “modernise” EU copyright law, the Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market stands out for its numerous provisions. Some of those have been object of a great deal of attention from academics, lawyers and citizens in general as they will significantly change the current EU copyright framework. And not necessarily in the right direction. In an opinion published today in The Conversation (here) CREATe’s Martin Kretschmer and Thomas Margoni … Continue reading

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Copyright Questions? Join us for #copyrighthour on Twitter: Friday 25 May @ 2pm

CREATe is encouraging questions from the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) Sector during our #copyrighthour on Friday 25th May at 2pm (GMT+1). We are delighted to welcome copyright specialist and CREATe Industry Fellow Naomi Korn, who will be answering copyright questions and signposting useful resources for museums and cultural institutions. Naomi and her team are specialists in copyright, data protection, licensing and information law compliance. Naomi will answer through her Twitter account @NKorn with support from CREATe (@copyrightcentre) and Copyright User (@copyrightuser). Please use the hashtag #copyrighthour in questions and comments for Naomi.

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Report on the EnDOW Final Conference

The results of the European project EnDOW: Enhancing access to 20thCentury cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance were presented at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante on 15th May 2018. The EnDOW project – funded under Heritage Plus – has now come to an end after three years of successful research cooperation among four leading European research centres: CIPPM, Bournemouth University (Project Leader); CREATe, University of Glasgow; IViR, University of Amsterdam; and ASK, Bocconi University, Milan. The main goal of EnDOW was to facilitate the process of right clearance for European cultural institutions engaged in digitisation of material contained in their collections. In particular, the project developed a platform – http://diligentsearch.eu/diligent-search-tool/ – to help cultural institutions digitise and … Continue reading

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New Publication with CREATe contributions: ‘The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries’

This new collection, with leading contributors from around the world, explores the complex, changing relations between IP and the creative industries. The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries is edited by two distinguished IP lawyers, Professors Abbe Brown (Aberdeen)  and Charlotte Waelde (Coventry). The opening chapter is by CREATe Deputy Director Philip Schlesinger; ‘Whither the creative economy? Reflections on the European case’. The volume includes contributions from a number of CREATe researchers: Intellectual property and creative industries policy in the UK by Kristofer Erickson Intellectual property enforcement: empirical consideration of enforcement action by Jane Cornwell Visual Arts: Artists’ voices from the field by Smita Kheria Appropriating value: on the relationship between business models and intellectual property by Henning Berthold, Melinda Grewar, Shiona Chillas … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Photographic Copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective

A new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series is now available: Photographic Copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective by Elena Cooper and Sheona Burrow. Elena Cooper is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Copyright Law, History and Policy and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Sheona Burrow is Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Part time). The paper provides an in-depth case study of the enforcement of copyright in photographs by some contemporary rights-owners: freelance professional photographers who derive income from the exploitation of photographic copyright. Referring to the theoretical framework of Guido Calabresi and A Douglas Melamed, the article reflects on the implications for the nature and function of copyright in a specific context today. It explores contemporary experience alongside the enforcement of copyright … Continue reading

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Join us for a Copyright Awareness Hour on Twitter: Friday 25 May @ 2pm

CREATe will be hosting a #copyrighthour on Friday 25th May at 2pm (GMT+1). Join copyright specialist and CREATe Industry Fellow Naomi Korn when she will be answering copyright questions and signposting useful resources for museums and cultural institutions. Naomi will answer through her Twitter account @NKorn with support from CREATe (@copyrightcentre) and Copyright User (@copyrightuser). Please use the hashtag #copyrighthour in questions for Naomi.

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New Working Paper: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production Sector in the UK

Now available is a new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production Sector in the UK by Richard Paterson. Richard Paterson is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. He was a CREATe Industry Fellow and the former Head of Research and Scholarship at the BFI. This exploratory paper considers the evolution of drama production companies in the UK against the backdrop of regulatory interventions. It poses the question of what was it that made a successful drama production company as the context of TV production changed. The full abstract and downloadable paper can be accessed from here: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production … Continue reading

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Apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with CREATe

Are you interested in exploring copyright’s next frontier? Do you want to do that while working at CREATe? Apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with CREATe as a host institution! Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are set of EU funding initiatives supporting research, training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field – a “bottom-up” approach. Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competencies, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. Several MSCA … Continue reading

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Report: Dataset Licensing Workshop – ‘Choose the Right Rights, Use the Data Right’

Post by Ally Farnhill, CREATe PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant. The recent Dataset Licensing workshop “Choose the Right Rights, Use the Data Right,” took place on Friday 6 April 2018 at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow. The event saw professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to discuss the crucial and complex area of research data licensing, with a focus on Open Access. The Dataset Licensing project is the result of a collaboration between CREATe, the Research Information Management team at the University of Glasgow, and JISC. The project aims to identify specific issues around the licensing of datasets, including the current move towards increasingly Open Access resources, and to facilitate deeper understanding and greater confidence in dealing with … Continue reading

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