Monthly Archives: August 2018

Cambridge University Press publishes ‘Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image’ by Dr Elena Cooper

Cambridge University Press have just published Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image by Dr Elena Cooper, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at CREATe. The book is the first in-depth and longitudinal study of the history of copyright protecting the visual arts. Exploring legal developments during an important period in the making of the modern law, the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, in relation to four themes – the protection of copyright ‘authors’ (painters, photographers and engravers), art collectors, sitters and the public interest. It uncovers a number of long-forgotten narratives of copyright history, including views of copyright that differ from how we think about copyright today. As well as considering the distinct nature of the contribution of copyright to the … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching: PhD in AI and the assessment of data sensitivity in cultural organisations

The deadline is approaching for a  PhD studentship from SGSAH as part of the AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund initiative to encourage artificial intelligence research in the arts and humanities. The research is in: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the assessment of data sensitivity in cultural organisations: an exploration of the possibilities and implications in the context of a memory institution, the National Library of Scotland (NLS). Full details are available at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/aistudentship/. The deadline for applying is 29 August – the student would be expected to start 1 October 2018.

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New Working Paper: Whither the creative economy? Some reflections on the European case

A new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series is now available: Whither the creative economy? Some reflections on the European case by Philip Schlesinger. The culture sector suffers from a lack of strategic support and financial investment. The challenge is, thus, to promote and strengthen the contribution of the culture sector to the benefit of the European economy. The paper is also a chapter in: Abbe E.L. Brown and Charlotte Waelde (eds), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries, Cheltenham UK, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, pp.11-25. It appears as the first chapter in ‘Part I Setting the Scene: What is Intellectual Property and why is it relevant to creative industries’. The paper can be accessed from here: Whither the … Continue reading

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