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How much do we know about notice-and-takedown? Guest post on Kluwer Copyright Blog

CREATe Director Martin Kretschmer and Kristofer Erickson (Associate Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds), have written a post for the Kluwer Copyright blog on EU copyright enforcement. The article explores the dramatic change to the regime that governs the liability of online intermediaries established with the E-Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC). The full blog post can be read here. The article on Youtube takedowns is available here, and CREATe’s resource page on EU Copyright Reform can be found here.

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“This Video is Unavailable”: New paper by Erickson and Kretschmer

The Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law is publishing Kris Erickson and Martin Kretschmer’s article “This Video is Unavailable”: Analyzing Copyright Takedown of User-Generated Content on YouTube, in its issue available today. The study offers an important empirical perspective on the actual behaviour of rightholders in removing potentially infringing content. This matters as the European Union is seeking to create new obligations on platform intermediaries that may amount to default filtering of content uploaded by users. As Erickson and Kretschmer say: “We suggest that evolving policy on intermediary liability – for example with respect to imposing filtering systems (automatically ensuring “stay-down” of potentially infringing content) – should be carefully evaluated against evidence of actual behavior, which this … Continue reading

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Copyright Questions? Join us for #copyrighthour on Twitter: Friday 25 May @ 2pm

CREATe is encouraging questions from the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) Sector during our #copyrighthour on Friday 25th May at 2pm (GMT+1). We are delighted to welcome copyright specialist and CREATe Industry Fellow Naomi Korn, who will be answering copyright questions and signposting useful resources for museums and cultural institutions. Naomi and her team are specialists in copyright, data protection, licensing and information law compliance. Naomi will answer through her Twitter account @NKorn with support from CREATe (@copyrightcentre) and Copyright User (@copyrightuser). Please use the hashtag #copyrighthour in questions and comments for Naomi.

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New Publication with CREATe contributions: ‘The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries’

This new collection, with leading contributors from around the world, explores the complex, changing relations between IP and the creative industries. The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries is edited by two distinguished IP lawyers, Professors Abbe Brown (Aberdeen)  and Charlotte Waelde (Coventry). The opening chapter is by CREATe Deputy Director Philip Schlesinger; ‘Whither the creative economy? Reflections on the European case’. The volume includes contributions from a number of CREATe researchers: Intellectual property and creative industries policy in the UK by Kristofer Erickson Intellectual property enforcement: empirical consideration of enforcement action by Jane Cornwell Visual Arts: Artists’ voices from the field by Smita Kheria Appropriating value: on the relationship between business models and intellectual property by Henning Berthold, Melinda Grewar, Shiona Chillas … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: Photographic Copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective

A new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series is now available: Photographic Copyright and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in Historical Perspective by Elena Cooper and Sheona Burrow. Elena Cooper is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Copyright Law, History and Policy and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Sheona Burrow is Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Part time). The paper provides an in-depth case study of the enforcement of copyright in photographs by some contemporary rights-owners: freelance professional photographers who derive income from the exploitation of photographic copyright. Referring to the theoretical framework of Guido Calabresi and A Douglas Melamed, the article reflects on the implications for the nature and function of copyright in a specific context today. It explores contemporary experience alongside the enforcement of copyright … Continue reading

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Join us for a Copyright Awareness Hour on Twitter: Friday 25 May @ 2pm

CREATe will be hosting a #copyrighthour on Friday 25th May at 2pm (GMT+1). Join copyright specialist and CREATe Industry Fellow Naomi Korn when she will be answering copyright questions and signposting useful resources for museums and cultural institutions. Naomi will answer through her Twitter account @NKorn with support from CREATe (@copyrightcentre) and Copyright User (@copyrightuser). Please use the hashtag #copyrighthour in questions for Naomi.

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New Working Paper: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production Sector in the UK

Now available is a new paper in the CREATe Working Paper series: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production Sector in the UK by Richard Paterson. Richard Paterson is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. He was a CREATe Industry Fellow and the former Head of Research and Scholarship at the BFI. This exploratory paper considers the evolution of drama production companies in the UK against the backdrop of regulatory interventions. It poses the question of what was it that made a successful drama production company as the context of TV production changed. The full abstract and downloadable paper can be accessed from here: Modelling the Evolution of the TV Drama Production … Continue reading

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Register Now: Official Launch of the OpenMinTeD Platform

Registration is now open for the official launch of the OpenMinTeD platform, in Brussels on Thursday 24 May 2018. The event comprises a number of discussions throughout the day on the way forward for Text and Data Mining (TDM). If you are a publisher or repository manager, a TDM software provider or developer, researcher, SME, company, funder or government employee, feel free to register and participate in this open discussion. A full programme and booking link are available here: http://openminted.eu/openminted-invites-you-to-an-all-around-tdm-experience/ OpenMinTeD (Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data) is the H2020 e-infra project aiming to develop a registry for text and data mining services and tools. This will allow researchers, research institutions and data providers to find, use and combine resources for … Continue reading

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Book Now: EnDOW Final Conference – Diligent search in the EU: Challenges and opportunities

Booking is now open for the final conference of the EnDOW project. The conference will be held in Alicante, Spain, on 15th May 2018. For the full programme and the booking link, see here. EnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”) is a Heritage Plus funded project led by Professor Maurizio Borghi at Bournemouth University. The three-year study (2015-2018) brings together a diverse research team from law, sociology, cultural heritage, communication, and computer science to address the challenge of diligent search for copyright clearance in cultural heritage institutions (CHIs). The project is developing a crowdsourcing solution to diligent search for use by CHIs and other organisations. For more information about the EnDOW platform and research, … Continue reading

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EPIP 2018: Paper Submission Deadline Approaching

The deadline is approaching for the submission of papers to the 13th Annual European Policy for Intellectual Property association (EPIP) Conference. It will be held in Berlin, Germany, September 5th to 7th, 2018 with a special attention on IP in a data-driven economy: New challenges for law, economics and social sciences. Submission deadline: March 31st, 2018. Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Full Paper submitted and to the Young Scholar’s Best Paper. Reduced fees will be available for PhD students. To find out more, see the full call for papers.

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