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PhD Scholarship in legal aspects of data and digital innovation at School of Law, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with international law firm CMS and CREATe, the RCUK copyright centre

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship being offered by the School of Law, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with international law firm CMS. The PhD project will involve a unique collaboration between the technology, media and communications practice of CMS (led by Chris Watson), and the RCUK CREATe Centre, investigating copyright and digital innovation (led by Prof. Martin Kretschmer) who will jointly supervise. The PhD project will be shaped in discussion with the successful candidate, and seeks to establish thought leadership in a cutting edge area relating to digital technology, competition and innovation. We are particularly interested in emerging technologies and structures that may be linked to a new understanding of data as a source of market power. However, other topics … Continue reading

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“Press Publisher Rights in the New Copyright in the Digital Single Market Draft Directive” resources now available

As part of CREATE’s Public Lecture Series in autumn 2016, Professor Raquel Xalabarder, Chair of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) discussed the press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. This lecture took place on Wednesday, November 2nd at the University of Glasgow. A video recording of this lecture along with Professor Xalabarder’s slides and a CREATe Working Paper are now available from our event resource page.

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Research Seminar: Photography, Copyright and the IP Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective

CREATe are delighted to announce an additional research presentation this term. Sheona Burrow (PhD candidate, CREATe) and Dr Elena Cooper (Research Fellow, CREATe) will present a joint paper about the enforcement of copyright in photographs, today and historically, and what this means about the nature of copyright (remuneration and/or control) and the changing relation through time of copyright law and the bureaucratisation of copyright exploitation. A full abstract is provided below. The talk takes place at 2.30pm-3.20pm on 7th December 2016 in the CREATe Hub, Level 4, 10 The Square, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Those intending to attend should contact Dr Elena Cooper (elena.cooper@glasgow.ac.uk) for a copy of the draft paper. The talk complements the existing CREATe PhD Developmental … Continue reading

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Martin Kretschmer on researchers’ incentives to engage in open science at Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels

CREATe director Martin Kretschmer spoke at the Opening Symposium of the newly formed Guild of Research Intensive Universities: Overcoming Boundaries: Open Science and Open Innovation.  In discussion with academics from the universities of Göttingen, Oslo, Tartu, Tübingen, Warwick and the European Commission’s Head of Cabinet in DG Research and Innovation, he argued that the natural incentives of researchers are stacked against Open Science, identifying two groups of factors: (1) The control over the standard metrics that govern academic appointments and careers (rankings, impact factors, citations). These are mostly drawn from closed environments, managed by science publishers through several layers of protection: ownership of journals and databases, contracts, access restrictions (TPM). (2) The norms and conventions that govern different disciplines. These … Continue reading

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OpenMinTeD interoperability webinar

OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is a H2020 project that aims to make it easier for researchers to integrate the use of mined data into their daily workflows. The project will develop a registry of TDM services and tools to better equip researchers to discover, combine, and use mined data. If you’d like to learn more about the OpenMinTeD project, Thomas Margoni will be delivering a webinar on November 23rd that reports on activity relating to Text and Data Mining interoperability at the legal level. Giulia Dore describes the project in more detail below.

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Videos from EUhackathon

Not able to attend the EUhackathon 2016 in person? Don’t worry – two new videos released yesterday will help to give you a sense of the activity taking place in Brussels to visualise copyright evidence made available through CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki.    

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CREATe supports EUhackathon 2016

CREATe is delighted to be supporting the 6th edition of the EUhackathon which takes place in Brussels on November 15-16, 2016. The event is organised by N-square Consulting and is sponsored by Google, Facebook, and Mozilla. This year’s EUhackathon revolves around visualising copyright evidence to help inform policy debate and to better support decision making processes. The goal is to combine data and academic research from various sources to raise awareness and encourage debate around the issue of copyright. Participants will mine and visualise the data in CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki which contains over 600 empirical studies on copyright. This evidence could be complemented with industry data and reports, in order to achieve a greater transparency and awareness in the area of copyright. To … Continue reading

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CREATe academic contributes to a meeting of the International Federation of Musicians

CREATe’s Dr Smita Kheria (Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Edinburgh) was invited to speak at a meeting of the European group of The International Federation of Musicians, in Belgrade in November 2016. The Federation’s main objective is to protect and further the economic, social and artistic interests of musicians represented by its member unions. On a panel on Intellectual Property, Dr Kheria spoke on the recent proposal for a new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. She presented a critique of Articles 14 and 15 of the proposed directive which aim to create a “transparency obligation” and a “contract adjustment mechanism” to enable authors and performers to receive information on the exploitation of their works … Continue reading

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CREATe WP on Fashion Start-Ups and IP: London, Berlin and Milan

Blog post by Angela McRobbie We are pleased to have completed the report for the first phase of our CREATe WP on Fashion Start-Ups and IP: London, Berlin and Milan. The style of the report mirrors the qualitative and observational approach we adopted. We interviewed designer and we got to know a range of experts, policy makers and fashion producers. We organised events which got people talking to each other and in many ways the life of the project took off and carries on. Overall we would like to see UK cultural policy-makers find ways of supporting more small scale independent designers with the possibility for subsidised spaces in good locations in town centres where passers-by could see and possibly … Continue reading

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Teaching robots copyright: CREATe Industry Fellow Emma Barraclough writes for World IP Review

CREATe Industry Fellow, Emma Barraclough wrote for World IP Review last month on work by CREATe researchers into artificial intelligence and copyright. She discussed research being conducted by members of CREATe at the University of Edinburgh into the way in which AI and copyright law may co-exist in the future, and the challenges posed by interaction between the two. The article focused on research led by Burkhard Schafer on the way in which the law should deal with robots that become co-creators. The use of robots offers plenty of new business models that have the potential to cut costs and deliver results more quickly. Robots are being tested to write news reports and books from raw data, for example, cutting … Continue reading

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