On Wednesday 20 June 2018, CREATe team members Amy Thomas and Ally Farnhill, led by CREATe Programme Leader Sukhpreet Singh, conducted a workshop for postgraduate research students attending the Scottish Graduate School for Art and Humanities (SGSAH) three day ‘Summer School’ at the Teacher Building in Central Glasgow. The topic of the workshop was Securing your Intellectual Property, and it was aimed at providing postgraduate researchers with an overview of the types of IP protection available in their research areas, in addition to providing a forum for them to raise concerns and share experiences.
The team presented an overview of the types of intellectual property protection available and delved deeper into particular concerns around seeking copyright protection on creative products. The session opened with a screening of the insightful and award-winning short film ‘The Game is On’, created by copyrightuser.org. After the formal presentation, researchers were encouraged to discuss their concerns, fears and hopes around protecting their research work. The workshop saw researchers from a diverse range of humanities, social science and creative industries disciplines, including carpet weaving, film collage, music sampling, and the study of medieval food vessels.
The team was successful in encouraging lively discussion in groups, utilising the ever popular Myth/Reality cards. Some of the written feedback from the session included comments such as ‘excellent overview’, ‘great list of resources’, and commented on the ‘relaxed dynamic of presenters’.
The CREATe team are available to present our work on Intellectual Property – contact us for further information.