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Launch of the new Common Law Programme

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow is marking the introduction of the new Common Law Programme with an exciting launch programme on Friday 19 October 2018 from 15:00 – 19:00. The event starts with a panel session including senior members of the judiciary, practitioners and academics on the tradition and evolution of the common law. Included on the panel is Sir Richard Arnold, who is a member of the CREATe Programme Advisory Council: Sir Richard Arnold: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/mr-justice-arnold/ Professor David Ormerod: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/staff/ormerod.html Professor Cally Jordan: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/cally-jordan Sir William Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blair_(judge) Professor John Cairns: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/people/johnwcairns Dr Julian Farrand QC Panel Chair: Professor Andreas Rahmatian Lady Hale will give the keynote address at 4.30pm and the event will be followed by a drinks reception. Register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/common-law-launch-registration-50533838070 

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Updates to CREATe’s EU Copyright Reform Resource

Following the vote in the EU Parliament on 11 September, our EU Copyright Reform resource has been updated to include: A full transcription of the Plenary Discussion on 11 September, available to download A comparision table including the original Commission Proposal, a translation of the Proposal, the Agreed Council Position, the Rejected JURI Position, the Agreed Parliamentary Position, Unsuccessful amendments proposed by MEP Marietje Schaake. Documents are available to download An updated log of European and International media coverage Our timeline tracking the legislative process has been kept up to date, and the resource includes a range of policy evidence including academic statements, open letters and video clips of parliamentary speeches.

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Book Now: CREATe Public Lecture Series Autumn 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018 1730 – 1900 A History of IP in 50 Objects Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, Bournemouth University For the first in the Autumn 2018 Public Lecture Series, CREATe looks forward to welcoming Claudy Op den Kamp to present ‘A History of IP in 50 Objects’. The presentation will highlight the work on the book A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (edited by Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter), which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. The book presents IP as an approachable topic and demonstrates its importance by focusing on 50 objects—including the Singer Sewing Machine, the Corset, the Barbie Doll, and the Post-It. All of the objects have been included … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Can creative firms thrive without copyright? Value generation and capture from private-collective innovation

A new paper in the CREATe Working paper series is now available: Can creative firms thrive without copyright? Value generation and capture from private-collective innovation by Kris Erickson. Abstract: Accounts of the ‘copyright industries’ in national reports suggest that strong intellectual property rights support creative firms. However, mounting evidence from sectors such as video game production and 3D printing indicate that business models based on open IP can also be profitable. This study investigates the relationship between IP protection and value capture for creative industry firms engaged in collective/open innovation activities. A sample of 22 businesses interviewed in this study did not require exclusive ownership of creative materials, instead employing a range of strategies to compete and capture value. Benefits for … Continue reading

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UK Policy and Evidence Centre Announced

The University of Glasgow is delighted to play a central role in the work of the new UK Policy and Evidence Centre which was launched on Friday 7 September 2018. The Centre is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded consortium set up as part of its Creative Economy Programme. The Policy and Evidence Centre will address the fact that while the national economic strength of the UK’s creative industries is unquestioned, gaps in the evidence base still exist. Led by global innovation foundation Nesta, with university partners across the UK including Glasgow, the new centre will connect stakeholders within the sector, research communities, and policy makers.  It will develop independent evidence that will inform decision-making across the creative industries … Continue reading

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Cambridge University Press publishes ‘Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image’ by Dr Elena Cooper

Cambridge University Press have just published Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image by Dr Elena Cooper, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at CREATe. The book is the first in-depth and longitudinal study of the history of copyright protecting the visual arts. Exploring legal developments during an important period in the making of the modern law, the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, in relation to four themes – the protection of copyright ‘authors’ (painters, photographers and engravers), art collectors, sitters and the public interest. It uncovers a number of long-forgotten narratives of copyright history, including views of copyright that differ from how we think about copyright today. As well as considering the distinct nature of the contribution of copyright to the … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching: PhD in AI and the assessment of data sensitivity in cultural organisations

The deadline is approaching for a  PhD studentship from SGSAH as part of the AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund initiative to encourage artificial intelligence research in the arts and humanities. The research is in: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the assessment of data sensitivity in cultural organisations: an exploration of the possibilities and implications in the context of a memory institution, the National Library of Scotland (NLS). Full details are available at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/aistudentship/. The deadline for applying is 29 August – the student would be expected to start 1 October 2018.

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New Working Paper: Whither the creative economy? Some reflections on the European case

A new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series is now available: Whither the creative economy? Some reflections on the European case by Philip Schlesinger. The culture sector suffers from a lack of strategic support and financial investment. The challenge is, thus, to promote and strengthen the contribution of the culture sector to the benefit of the European economy. The paper is also a chapter in: Abbe E.L. Brown and Charlotte Waelde (eds), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries, Cheltenham UK, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, pp.11-25. It appears as the first chapter in ‘Part I Setting the Scene: What is Intellectual Property and why is it relevant to creative industries’. The paper can be accessed from here: Whither the … Continue reading

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CREATe Deputy Director Honoured in Spain

Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy and CREATe Deputy Director, has been made the first-ever foreign Honorary Member (Socio de Honor) of the Spanish Association for Communication Research (Asociación Española de Investigación de la Comunicación). The award was conferred on 26 June in the historic auditorium of the University of Salamanca, concluding the opening ceremony of the Spanish Association for Communication Research’s annual congress. The University of Salamanca is celebrating the eighth centenary of its foundation. Professor Schlesinger’s citation noted his long-standing and wide-ranging work in the field of communication, culture, and related public policy questions, and also his international distinction.

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New Working Paper: An empirical study of copyright clearance costs in the digitisation of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks

A new paper in the CREATe Working Paper Series is now available: ‘I should like you to see them some time’: an empirical study of copyright clearance costs in the digitisation of Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks by Victoria Stobo, Kerry Patterson, Kristofer Erickson and Ronan Deazley. The inability of cultural institutions to make available digital reproductions of collected material highlights a shortcoming with the existing copyright framework in a number of national jurisdictions. Overlapping efforts to remedy the situation were recently undertaken in the form of EU Directive 2012/28/EU, the ‘Orphan Works’ directive, and a new licensing scheme introduced by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). This study empirically evaluates both the EU and UK policy approaches, drawing on data collected during a live … Continue reading

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