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Survey into levels of copyright anxiety (Icepops)

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Survey into levels of copyright anxiety (Icepops)

By 28 July 2023No Comments

Last week, CREATe had the great pleasure to host Icepops 2023 at the Advanced Research Centre (ARC) of the University of Glasgow, including a pre-workshop on The Law and Economics of eLending in Europe. On 20th July, during the main conference day, there was a wide range of engaging activities, such as lighting talks, keynote speeches (one of them delivered by CREATe’s Amy Thomas), and World Café style presentations.

Another important collaboration with the Icepops organisers Chris Morrison and Jane Secker – linked to a broader research project Developing best practice codes for creative audiovisual re-use – is represented by the Code of Fair Practice for the Use of Audiovisual Works in Film Education, recently published by Learning on Screen and co-authored with CREATe’s Bartolomeo Meletti.

CREATe is happy to support Chris and Jane with the dissemination of the following survey:

If you are a professional in the UK higher education sector we would like to invite you to complete a survey into levels of copyright anxiety which will be open until 18 August 2023. We would also like you to publicise this survey in your own institutions if this is possible.

The Copyright Anxiety Study is a collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, City, University of London and the University of Alberta. The research project will be taking place from spring 2023 until early 2024.

The aim of this project is to explore levels of copyright anxiety across the UK and Canadian higher education sector, and determine the extent to which copyright law ‘chills’ innovative research and teaching practice. The research will compare UK responses with those in Canada to investigate the extent to which legal and cultural differences impact on copyright anxiety as a phenomenon.

There is more information about the project aims on the website. Please contact if you have any questions about the research.