Three new CREATe publications: on IP, the public domain and lobbying

From bottom to top: Contemporary Intellectual Property, The Innovation Society and Intellectual Property and 100 Jahre Copyright

Three recent book publications by members of CREATe are now available:

Marta Iljadica (Lecturer, CREATe) alongside Abbe Brown, Smita Kheria and Jane Cornwell have published Contemporary Intellectual Property (5th Edition), an accessible and engaging introduction to intellectual property law which was shortlisted for the IPKat Intellectual Property Law Book of the Year 2019. The book provides many new valuable additions for students, including issues relating to Brexit and the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive.

Kris Erickson, Dinusha Mendis and Martin Kretschmer contributed a chapter on ‘An empirical approach to the Public Domain’ which is included in The Innovation Society and Intellectual Property (eds Josef Drexl and Anselm Kamperman Sanders). They argue that the public domain matters to society only when it is used, demonstrating this through an empirical study based in the UK. The chapter is also available here via SSRN.

Martin Kretschmer also contributed the chapter ‘Eine Lobby Geschichte: Reflexionen zur Entwicklung des Urheberrechts’ (‘A lobby story: reflections on the development of copyright’) to 100 Jahre Copyright (100 Years of Copyright) (eds Detlef Diederichsen and Lina Brion), which was launched in Berlin in November 2019. 100 Jahre Copyright examines the evolution of copyright since the emergence of the cultural industry and discusses various concepts used around the world to protect and promote artistic creativity. The chapter provides an institutional history of music copyright across Britain, Germany, France and the United States, and is also available here via SSRN.

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