In the first half of 2023 CREATe has programmed collaborative interchanges that will bring visiting international scholars together with Glasgow-based researchers on Level 5 of the Advanced Research Centre (ARC) in the Creative Economies and Cultural Transformations Theme. These collaborations run concurrently with the ‘Policy Futures for the Digital Creative Economy’ series in Spring 2023 which is a key element of the CREATe@10 programme.
In the vanguard of the visiting cohort are: Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn Law School), Anthony Rosborough (EUI) and Hannah Steeves (Dalhousie University), who arrived in Glasgow early January.
Christina’s research leverages concepts from private law theory to adapt intellectual property law to the digital age. She is currently developing a system of property rights in data with James Grimmelmann of Cornell Tech. Previously, she has written about the clash between property and intellectual property values in the Internet of Things, translations of the US constitution, and the corporeal punishment of robots.
Anthony’s work is concerned with relationships between IP laws, embedded computer systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and personal property rights. His doctoral research conducts an investigation into the design and social impacts of software technological protection measures as a form of private regulation. These interests informed Anthony’s excellent talk on ‘Zen and the Art of Repair Manuals: Tensions Between EU Copyright Law and the Right to Repair’ at the equally excellent Morning Coffee with CREATe: Pumpkin Spice Latte Edition series back in 2021.
Coming from a library sector background, Hannah’s interests include topics in copyright such as fair dealing, user rights, open access, and open licensing models. These interests are particularly aligned with the themes of current CREATe research examining The Law and Economics of e-Lending in Europe.
In February, Vinicius Klein (Paraná Federal University) will be joining us from Brazil under the Glasgow Law Fellowship scheme. With an emphasis on competition law, Vinicius’s research focuses on the challenges faced by the consumer welfare standard in digital markets: legal certainty and economic theory.
As spring arrives in Glasgow, so too will three more international visiting scholars. In March we will be joined at the ARC by Kristelia Garcia (University of Colorado Law School) whose research examines intellectual property law through the lens of law and economics. Kristelia has considerable experience working in the music industries at a time of tumultuous digital transition, including roles with Napster, MySpace and Universal Music Group. The impact and implications of these digital disruptions and transitions lie at the heart of CREATe work in a number of fields including: cloud gaming, music, and TV production.
Jasmin Brieske (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), another of the Morning Coffee with CREATe alumni, specialises in themes of digital copyright and platform regulation from international perspectives. Some of these interests are interrogated in Jasmin’s joint-authored CREATe Working Paper examining aspects of the German implementation of Article 17 of the CDSM. The paper has just been published in the Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society.
The month of May brings Konstantin Hondros (University of Duisburg-Essen) back to CREATe after previously spending time with us in 2018. Konstantin, a Glasgow Law Fellow, has particular interests in the influence of intellectual property regulation on creative processes across artistic and scientific fields. In doing so, he investigates issues of imitation, alikeness and novelty in the music and pharmaceutical sectors.
The range of interests and specialisms outlined here locates our visitors within the ambit of the ARC Creative Economies and Cultural Transformations theme where sustainability, inequality and the digital change in the cultural world are central concerns. We look forward to collaborating with the visiting scholars over the coming months and learning more about their research here on the CREATe Blog.