A feature of last month’s Copyright Evidence Synthesis and Futures Conference held at the ARC, was the lunchtime poster exhibition presenting a range of research projects and outputs of the CREATe centre. The event comprised work of CREATe researchers investigating intellectual property issues in a wide array of sectors from equally diverse perspectives. Complementing last week’s conference report, this post summarises the poster contributions.
The exhibition included posters by CREATe PhD researchers at various stages, from those in the first months of their research journey, to those approaching thesis submission. A number of these projects examine the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technology in respect of algorithmic recommendation and pricing systems in the digital economy, as well as a new project scrutinising tensions between AI and conceptions of authorship.
There were also posters from postgraduate researchers looking at various aspects of policy in Europe and beyond, including research approaching Collective Management Organisations in the Chinese music industries from socio-legal perspectives. Another of the posters showcased comparative research into competition policy issues for digital markets in the EU and China.
Research considering how copyright shapes the practice of primary creators was also prominent in the exhibition. These studies interrogate themes of: freedom of panorama and how copyright rules apply in public spaces, codes of best practice for documentary filmmakers and curators of immersive experiences, and authors’ earnings and contracts.
Finally, two posters introduced digital resources conceived and developed at CREATe. The first of these, Copyright User is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public, and creators including: musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers, among others. The second of these, the Copyright Evidence resource, formed the basis for the conference.
In summary, the poster exhibition at the Copyright Evidence Synthesis and Futures conference, the first in the series of CREATe @ 10 events, served to exemplify the breadth and depth of research carried out at the Centre.