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The Kelvingrove Review has published a book review of Lucas Lixinski’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law” in Issue 13, reviewed by CREATe Postgraduate Researcher Megan Rae Blakely. Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law by Lucas Lixinski tackles an emerging and highly relevant … Continue reading
On 11th October 2013, CREATe sponsored a seminar on Research Perspectives on the Public Domain, co-chaired by LKAS Research Fellow, Dr. Kris Erickson and CREATe Director Professor Martin Kretschmer. A full transcript of the event is now available as a CREATe working paper. Slide presentations from the event can be downloaded below.
The event included brief lectures by six interdisciplinary scholars, both domestic and international, who made presentations regarding their research findings and addressed challenges related to intellectual property regulations as well as any impact on the public domain. By bringing together diverse, interdisciplinary research areas, the seminar aimed to better situate the body of knowledge and value of the public domain in current research. The goals of the discussion included: identifying opportunities for scholars to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives, leveraging these perspectives to narrow upon current disciplinary blind spots in humanities research regarding intellectual property regulation, and bringing socially important questions to the forefront via this interdisciplinary approach.
Perspectives on attending ‘Reforming Formats’ – a CREATe international collaboration with HIIG Berlin!
– Post by Ms. Megan Rae Blakely, PhD Candidate, CREATe/ School of Law, University of Glasgow
I recently had the opportunity to attend a two-day research workshop in Berlin co-organized by CREATe and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). The workshop was titled ‘Reforming Formats – Producing and Protecting Audiovisual Formats in Convergent Media.‘ Here, I would like to share some perspectives from this workshop which are of relevance to me in the pursuit of my research study. This blogpost reports, in particular, the presentation by Professor Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law at the Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA.
CREATe Studio, an interdisciplinary reading group, met for the first time on 17 October 2013 to discuss the BBC Radio broadcast The Sins of Literature: Thou Shalt Not Steal. The broadcast consulted with authors regarding their perspectives on plagiarism of their works. Each author held slightly different views on plagiarism, and a main factor for whether an author would approve of or allow direct copying of a work related to whether the work was somehow transformed or used in a way that did not overlap with the author’s market, e.g., exactly copying a passage from a “poppy, airport, nonfiction book” and using it in a Broadway play was appreciated by the original author. However, all authors agreed that the author’s voice is the most unique and important part of the work to protect, posing a challenge for legal systems due to the nebulous nature of the author’s voice.