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Kretschmer at House of Lords Communications Committee

On Tuesday March 12th, I gave evidence at the House of Lords Communications Committee, which has a remit to investigate the media and creative industries. The Committee mirrors in some ways the Commons DCMS Committee. The meeting was a private … Continue reading

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Industrial Policy gone wrong: The Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive

Yesterday morning, before the agreement reached in the trilogue between Commission, Parliament and Council, I gave an interview to Wired on Article 13. What we know about the final text from the representation in the press release by the Parliament’s rapporteur … Continue reading

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CREATe to lead Intellectual Property research in new UK Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

PRESS RELEASE — University of Glasgow The AHRC has published a CREATe Report to support the Launch of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme, part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. The study INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENTS IN THE CREATIVE … Continue reading

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Vote for a balanced European copyright law: Statement by EPIP academics

European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) is the leading scientific association for the economics and law of Intellectual Property. The EPIP 2018 conference was held in Berlin, 4-7 September 2018, where this statement was drafted. On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, … Continue reading

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New Working Paper: IP & Collaborative Agreements in the Creative Industries

A new CREATe Working Paper is being released today: IP & Collaborative Agreements in the Creative Industries. This is a CREATe report [by Martin Kretschmer, Bartolomeo Meletti & Sukhpreet Singh] released on the occasion of the launch of the AHRC’s Creative Industries … Continue reading

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The Copyright Directive: Misinformation and Independent Enquiry

A new academic statement has been released today in anticipation of the plenary vote in the European Parliament on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, scheduled for 5 July, 12:00. More than 200 academics from over 25 research … Continue reading

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The Copyright Directive: Access independent research!

Copyright Reform. It’s a few votes away. The European Union may require those who share news to obtain licences first (permissions against payment). The European Union may require platforms to filter content uploaded by users (aimed at music files but … Continue reading

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The Text and Data Mining exception in the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: Why it is not what EU copyright law needs

A summary of this post has been published in The Conversation on 24 May 2018: http://theconversation.com/data-mining-why-the-eus-proposed-copyright-measures-get-it-wrong-96743 An extended version has been accepted for presentation at the European Policy for Intellectual Property conference (EPIP 2018), taking place in Berlin on 5-7 … Continue reading

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Martin Kretschmer at the Westminster Media Forum on Copyright and Brexit

“The UK’s rational option is to develop a more open innovation system at home while encouraging the EU to pursue bad copyright policies. But this is unlikely to happen.” Martin Kretschmer reports on the Westminster Media Forum:  On 22 June 2017, … Continue reading

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Reform gone wrong: an Opinion by the European Copyright Society

The European Copyright Society has published a consolidated Opinion on the EU Copyright Reform Package, currently making its way through the Committees of the European Parliament. The Opinion welcomes the broad policy objectives of the proposals but severely criticises the … Continue reading

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