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On the 5th and 6th of April 2018, I was privileged to attend the More Than Just a Game (MTJG) conference, organised by Dr Gaetano Dimita and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. The event was held in Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, London. The event focusses on cutting-edge legal and regulatory issues in the games and interactive entertainment markets, and this year primarily focussed on issues with artificial intelligence (AI) and current regulation issues in the gaming environment. A link to the full programme of the conference is available here.
Report on CREATe’s Spring Public Lecture by PhD student and Copyright Wiki Sub-Editor, Amy Thomas. As part of CREATE’s Spring 2018 Public Lecture series, Carys Craig (Associate Professor, York University, Toronto) presented her findings concerning the origins and development of the fair dealing doctrine, as well as introducing her relational theory of authors’ rights. The lecture was held on the 21st of March in the Arts and Humanities Theatre of Glasgow University, and was chaired by Thomas Margoni. Carys began her discussion by tracing the origins of the fair dealing doctrine historically. From its initial basis in the concept of equitable treatment in the 18th century, the doctrine moves to a more formalistic and exhaustive interpretation, with heavy colonial influence evident … Continue reading
Guest post by Amy Thomas, CREATe (CMS bursary) PhD student and sub-editor of CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki In the first of CREATe’s Autumn 2017 Public Lectures, Lilla Montagnani (Universita’ Bocconi, Milan) discussed the varied and challenging complexities of the relationship between public art and copyright law. The lecture took place on the 25th of October in Glasgow University’s Arts and Humanities lecture theatre with Thomas Margoni (CREATe, University of Glasgow) as chair. According to Lilla, the realm of “public art” covers a large and diverse range of works, ranging from sculptures and graffiti to visionary architecture and office buildings; naturally, this leads to an even broader map of conflicting interests than is already present in other copyrightable subject matters. Traditionally regulated … Continue reading