Here is a brief overview of the activities of the IP Reading Group in CREATe from the end of 2022 throughout 2023. The group meets for an hour on the last Friday of every month, generally to hear a member of the group present their work in front of their colleagues and, afterwards, the floor is open for discussion (questions, comments, “intellectual fights”). This combination of presentation and discussion allows every member of the group to express themselves and receive useful feedback for their research. The group includes not only early career researchers from CREATe, but is open to any PhDs and Postdocs working in the same fields of our research centre: creativity, markets, technology. External participation is facilitated by the hybrid style of all the meetings (in person and online). The group is convened by Gabriele Cifrodelli, PhD Candidate and RTA in CREATe.
Here is the “unwrap” of these great sessions:
- In December 2022, Areti Chavale and Arthur Ehlinger (both PhD researchers at the UofG School of Culture & Creative Arts) presented (part of) their PhD projects respectively on The implementation of Artists’ Resale Right in the UK art market and The state of play of music and copyright on the platform Twitch.
- In January 2023, Andreas Giorgallis (PhD researcher in CREATe) discussed his new article The Potential of the US Courts to Adjudicate Restitution Claims Involving Colonial Cultural Objects (accessible here).
- In February 2023, Nika Abkowicz-Bienko (PhD researcher in CREATe) presented (part of) her PhD research on Exclusivity by courtesy: comparing modern and historical practices in the absence of copyright.
- In March 2023, as a special session, a group of students from the LLM in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy (led by CREATe) presented their work for the completion of CopyrightX, an affiliated Harvard Law School course, which allows IP LLM students to deepen their understanding of US copyright law. In particular they dealt with Copyright and Generative AI by addressing two different perspectives: whether the inputs used to train these GenAI models infringe copyright; and whether the outputs (images) generated by these models can be copyrighted and, if yes, who should be the author.
- In April 2023, Jasmin Brieske (PhD researcher at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and visiting researcher in CREATe) presented (part of) her PhD project on The Integrity of Filtering Systems – And the Right of the User to Demand It.
- In May and September 2023, the end of an academic year and the start of a new one, respectively, the group met for two informal sessions where they discussed progress and achievements on their PhD journey, challenges and struggles that were faced and the ones that could be foreseen for the (near) future.
- In October 2023, Seher Kurt (PhD researcher in CREATe) presented (part of) her PhD project on Exploring Digital Authoritarianism in Democracies Through Social Media Platforms: A Synopsis of Research Findings and the ‘Use of Law’ in Democracies.
- In November 2023, Elodie Migliore (PhD researcher at the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International IP Studies) presented (part of) her PhD project on Text and Data Mining and AI: to what extent do the conditions of TDM apply to AI processes – with particular focus on Article 3 of the DSM directive?
If you are interested in being part of the IP Reading Group and in presenting your work, please feel free to email Gabriele Cifrodelli.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the IP Reading Group in CREATe!