Author Archives: Kristofer Erickson

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Special Issue Published Today

When goods and services are virtualised around us with the swipe of a mobile screen, it is hard not to believe we are living in a science fictional world. The convergence of fast and easy electronic payment systems with geolocative … Continue reading

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Calling all YouTubers: Meetup 24th June

Online video has become serious business. From YouTube’s new copyright review team to the Fine Brothers’ attempt to protect ‘reaction’ videos as a format, there is lots to talk about. We invite UK-based video creators to join us for a … Continue reading

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Join Tech4Justice hackathon in Glasgow 17-19 June

When it rains in Glasgow-based legal hackathons, it pours. The next event on the social calendar is Tech4Justice, a 48-hour hackathon hosted by the Law Society of Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland. UPDATE: The event will take place from 18:00 … Continue reading

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Sign up and join a team for the CREATe hackathon

The CREATe hackathon will happen next Friday evening at the Whisky Bond in Glasgow. For those unaware, hackathons are short, intensive software development sessions where teams compete to produce innovative solutions to challenges. The theme of this hackathon is data … Continue reading

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CREATe Hackathon 13th & 14th May

For more information about the hackathon, including challenge topics, rules and registration, please visit CREATe.ac.uk/hacks/  

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CREATe Project Nominated for Learning on Screen Award

The Girl with the Light Blue Hair once again finds herself in the spotlight. Many of our readers will be familiar with the short animated film: it offers a new take on the Sherlock and Watson characters as they puzzle … Continue reading

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Openness, IP & Innovation Workshop: Event Summary and Presentations

On 16th March we welcomed visiting scholars Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School, London), Natacha Estèves (Sciences Po, Paris) and Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge) to share their insights and recent work on the theme of openness, innovation and IP. The half-day … Continue reading

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CREATe Visiting Speaker Events, 15th – 16th March 2016

  Continuing the tradition of hosting visiting academic speakers in March, this year CREATe will host a suite of events around the theme of ‘Openness, IP and Innovation’. From the 15th to the 16th March 2016 we will welcome visiting … Continue reading

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CREATe March Lecture Event: Making an Open Information Age

On 16th March 2016, CREATe will host a public lecture by Dr. Rufus Pollock, titled ‘Making an Open Information Age: Power, freedom and inequality in an age of bits‘. Many in CREATe will be familiar with his trailblazing work on … Continue reading

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How crowdsourcing might solve the astronomical challenge of copyright clearance

Memory institutions across Europe hold millions of documents and works of art that they would like to make digitally available. But the cost of clearing copyright in each one presents costs that many institutions can’t overcome. CREATe researchers are involved … Continue reading

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