Monthly Archives: September 2018

Book Now: CREATe Public Lecture Series Autumn 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018 1730 – 1900 A History of IP in 50 Objects Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, Bournemouth University For the first in the Autumn 2018 Public Lecture Series, CREATe looks forward to welcoming Claudy Op den Kamp to present ‘A History of IP in 50 Objects’. The presentation will highlight the work on the book A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (edited by Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter), which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. The book presents IP as an approachable topic and demonstrates its importance by focusing on 50 objects—including the Singer Sewing Machine, the Corset, the Barbie Doll, and the Post-It. All of the objects have been included … Continue reading

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CREATe at the 5th Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest, 24-29 September Washington DC

The 5th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will take place on 24-29 September at the Washington College of Law, American University. It is the main convening of a global network of over 800 researchers, activists, and practitioners who work at the intersection of intellectual property and promotion of the public interest. The core goal is to promote evidence-based policy-making by fostering partnerships between academics and policy advocates from around the world. CREATe is one of the partners of the Global Congress and a CREATe delegation – consisting of Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Dr Thomas Margoni and Bartolomeo Meletti – will participate in various workshops and panel sessions. The Global Congress will also be the platform for the … Continue reading

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Vote for a balanced European copyright law: Statement by EPIP academics

European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) is the leading scientific association for the economics and law of Intellectual Property. The EPIP 2018 conference was held in Berlin, 4-7 September 2018, where this statement was drafted. On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, the European Parliament will vote in plenary session on the heavily lobbied proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. On 5 July, a previous plenary vote rejected the report by Axel Voss MEP, the rapporteur for the legal affairs committee JURI. The main concerns related to the effects of Article 11 that introduces a new layer of licensing into the communication of news online, and of Article 13 that introduces new obligations on online platforms that are likely … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Can creative firms thrive without copyright? Value generation and capture from private-collective innovation

A new paper in the CREATe Working paper series is now available: Can creative firms thrive without copyright? Value generation and capture from private-collective innovation by Kris Erickson. Abstract: Accounts of the ‘copyright industries’ in national reports suggest that strong intellectual property rights support creative firms. However, mounting evidence from sectors such as video game production and 3D printing indicate that business models based on open IP can also be profitable. This study investigates the relationship between IP protection and value capture for creative industry firms engaged in collective/open innovation activities. A sample of 22 businesses interviewed in this study did not require exclusive ownership of creative materials, instead employing a range of strategies to compete and capture value. Benefits for … Continue reading

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UK Policy and Evidence Centre Announced

The University of Glasgow is delighted to play a central role in the work of the new UK Policy and Evidence Centre which was launched on Friday 7 September 2018. The Centre is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded consortium set up as part of its Creative Economy Programme. The Policy and Evidence Centre will address the fact that while the national economic strength of the UK’s creative industries is unquestioned, gaps in the evidence base still exist. Led by global innovation foundation Nesta, with university partners across the UK including Glasgow, the new centre will connect stakeholders within the sector, research communities, and policy makers.  It will develop independent evidence that will inform decision-making across the creative industries … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: IP & Collaborative Agreements in the Creative Industries

A new CREATe Working Paper is being released today: IP & Collaborative Agreements in the Creative Industries. This is a CREATe report [by Martin Kretschmer, Bartolomeo Meletti & Sukhpreet Singh] released on the occasion of the launch of the AHRC’s Creative Industries Clusters R&D Programme 2018. Executive Summary The AHRC Creative Industries Clusters Programme (CICP) is a radical departure from traditional research funding. Research is understood in the context of R&D collaborations that are conceived to lead to new products and services, and ultimately to increased productivity and economic growth. These are ambitious, perhaps unprecedented goals for arts and humanities funding. The experimental nature of creative R&D collaborations between Universities and industry, the subject matter of this report, requires new and innovative … Continue reading

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