Monthly Archives: June 2018

Trying to CREATe some Organized Creativity: Impressions from a research visitor’s month in Glasgow

Blog by Konstantin Hondros, visiting researcher from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany In May 2018 I had the opportunity to visit CREATe as a research visitor. Based in Germany at the University of Duisburg-Essen and as part of the DFG-funded project “Organized Creativity”, my work focuses on influences of copyright on creation processes in music and connected regulatory uncertainties. Getting to know the University of Glasgow and CREATe as probably the most renowned research hub concerned with the intertwining of creative industries and copyright regulation, was definitely a great experience. Since I am in the middle of my dissertation project as well as in writing working papers for my project, I spent the time in my roof office opposite the beautiful university … Continue reading

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

‘Choose the Right Rights, Use the Data Right’: Dataset Licensing Workshop Friday 29 June Hilton Grosvenor Hotel Glasgow This event, which is already fully subscribed, is the third in a series of workshops, run in collaboration between CREATe and the Research Information Management team at University of Glasgow, and supported by JISC. These full day events tackle the complex area of research data licensing, with a particular focus on Open Access, and aim to facilitate deeper understanding and greater confidence in dealing with these challenging issues. The event will also provide an opportunity to review a series of Information Sheets, which have been produced by Valerie McCutcheon, UofG’s Research Information Manager and CREATe staff Sheona Burrow and Dr Thomas Margoni. … Continue reading

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How much do we know about notice-and-takedown? Guest post on Kluwer Copyright Blog

CREATe Director Martin Kretschmer and Kristofer Erickson (Associate Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds), have written a post for the Kluwer Copyright blog on EU copyright enforcement. The article explores the dramatic change to the regime that governs the liability of online intermediaries established with the E-Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC). The full blog post can be read here. The article on Youtube takedowns is available here, and CREATe’s resource page on EU Copyright Reform can be found here.

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The Copyright Directive: Access independent research!

Copyright Reform. It’s a few votes away. The European Union may require those who share news to obtain licences first (permissions against payment). The European Union may require platforms to filter content uploaded by users (aimed at music files but also applying to new digital expressions such as memes and parodies). What is the evidence for such radical measures? CREATe is relaunching our copyright reform resource page today. We present a consolidated view of independent academic contributions to the most contested articles of the proposed Directive. We also offer a timeline of the policy making process and access to draft documents where they have become available (sometimes as leaks).

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Lawful Creativity or Creative Lawfulness: CopyrightUser.org at the EYE International Conference 2018

On 27th May 2018, I participated in a panel titled Resisting Copyright and Its Archival Implications, organised and chaired by Claudy Op den Kamp (Bournemouth University) as part of the EYE International Conference 2018 (EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 26-29 May 2018). The panel – which included Prof Peter Jaszi (American University) and Wendy Bevan-Mogg (Bournemouth University) – explored the relationship between copyright law and found footage filmmaking, focusing on the role that copyright exceptions (EU / UK) and fair use (US) play in enabling the creative reuse of existing works. The session ended with the launch of Claudy Op den Kamp’s book The Greatest Films Never Seen: The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen. Each panelist was given a clip from a … Continue reading

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