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CREATe engages with families and children at Glasgow’s Explorathon 2016

Glasgow school children and families kept CREATe data specialist Jesus Perez busy last Friday asking probing, often difficult, questions about copyright! This was an opportunity for CREATe to showcase some of their engaging copyright based research projects at the Explorathon 2016, now its third year, held at the Glasgow Science Centre on 30 September.

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Explorathon 2016 @ the Glasgow Science Centre

Come and join us at the Explorathon 2016 taking place the 30th of September at the Science Centre in Glasgow from 6pm to 11pm. Amongst many other interesting projects, our Data Analyst at CREATe Jesus Rodriguez will be showcasing two prototype tools, namely OMeBa and IPWatchr, which have been built to gather and make sense of evidence, but most importantly to show what it is possible in terms of technology when informing policy making. Continue reading…

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International Society of the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, 8 th Annual Workshop, 6-8 July, Final Programme Now Available

In July 2016, CREATe, Glasgow will host the Annual Workshop of the International Society of the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP). As attendees of our Copyright History Symposium will know, Scotland was the home of booksellers such as Alexander Donaldson who sought to resist the monopolistic practices of their established London-based rivals, in the so-called Battle of the Booksellers of the eighteenth century. The patriotic Scottish booksellers, newcomers to the trade, sold cheap reprints of books sold by the London booksellers, including those in which statutory copyright, under the Statute of Anne 1710, had expired. The London booksellers responded with a series of lawsuits culminating in Donaldson v. Becket (1774), relying inter alia on copyright at common law, … Continue reading

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31st conference of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA)

Post by Laurence Diver, CREATe Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, summarising the main points of this conference. From 10-12 April I attended the 31st conference of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, more commonly known as BILETA, held in the fresh and modern Hatfield campus of the University of Hertfordshire. It was my first experience at BILETA, and indeed my first experience of a law conference altogether. I’d heard a lot about BILETA since returning to the IT law fold a few years ago, and it didn’t disappoint. Apart from putting faces to some names I’ve been reading, citing and getting excited about for years now, the conference featured a few unusual events that demonstrated what a vibrant and … Continue reading

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