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CREATe celebrates #worldipday An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – is launched online today (April 26) to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016. The theme of the day, ‘Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined’, is … Continue reading
Report by CREATe Researcher, Daithí Mac Síthigh (Newcastle University) on the CREATe Panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, New Delhi, December 2015 The fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest … Continue reading
CREATe is proud to announce the organization of a bespoke panel at the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, hosted by the National Law University in New Delhi from Dec 15-17, 2015. The CREATe Panel will be represented by academics from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths & Strathclyde, and will focus on business models in the creative economy, drawing upon socio-legal and empirical findings of several research projects that examine existing and emerging business models. The CREATe researchers aim to present to an international audience how the understanding of existing and new business models can contribute to the challenges faced by, and opportunities available to, creative practices and industries in a rapidly changing economic, regulatory and technological environment.
The Global Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest, taking place in 2015 in New Delhi, is expected to bring together a wide range of communities, such as academia, civil society, industry, regulators and policy-makers. The event is billed as the largest convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world’s most populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property policy can best serve the public interest. Besides CREATe (UK), the co-organizers and implementers of this global congress include American University (Washington USA), American Assembly Columbia University (USA), Open AIR (A pan-African Innovation Research & Training project), the National Law University (New Delhi India), and, Centre for Internet & Society (Bangalore India).
Delegates from the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC) led by their Director of the Copyright Deliberation & Research Team visited CREATe on Wednesday 21 October 2015 to share creative industry research and policy initiatives from Korea and to explore current copyright concerns in the Western world. Potentially forming into an annual information exchange symposium, this was KCC’s second visit to CREATe, the first having taken place in 2014. Continue reading
CREATe researchers were invited to the Scottish Parliament on 18 March to showcase cutting edge social science research in the ‘Social Science Making a Difference’ event. Supported by the Scottish Parliament and ESRC, and organized by the Universities of Glasgow and … Continue reading
A CREATe capacity building event hosted by: Centre for Competition Policy & University of East Anglia, Norwich 4th/5th February 2015, Thomas Paine Study Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich (see map) Context Click to view campus map Economics lies at the … Continue reading
A high level delegation led by the Director of Industrial Research Policy from the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC) visited CREATe, University of Glasgow, on Thursday 23 October 2014. The purpose of this visit was to explore CREATe’s approach to economic research … Continue reading
Guest post by Dr John Oliver, Associate Professor in Media Management, Bournemouth University, UK
CREATe’s All Hands conference (15-16th September 2014), while on one hand, provided the mainly internal consortium delegates with an opportunity to network and share research updates, it was also a platform for external academics, such as myself, to get close to the heart of CREATe’s work and meet the people behind its early success. As a media management researcher, I am interested in the business models of media and cultural businesses, and it was natural that I was intrigued by how a group of academic lawyers, technologists, sociologists and political scientists conceptualized ‘business models’ – something which was previously the domain of either economists or business academics, mainly those who studied strategic management, and where the phrase ‘business models’ can be a rather specific technical term. The two days spent in Glasgow, where the conversation during lunch and tea breaks was always on the verge of veering into Scottish independence and the referendum later that week, did answer the question to some extent. Regulatory frameworks, mainly copyright, are central to the genesis of ‘new’ or ‘better’ business models in media or cultural industries, and it became clear why RCUK made one of their biggest investments for the study of cultural and creative industries by funding an interdisciplinary centre for copyright and ‘New Business Models’, consciously rooted not in a ‘business’, but ‘law’ school of the University of Glasgow. Continue reading
Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications, wireless communications and postal services, has announced the appointment of a non-executive member to its Content Board. Professor Philip Schlesinger has been … Continue reading
Guestpost by Emily Goodhand, first appeared here. This week saw the return of the ‘monkey selfie’ story. A British wildlife photographer was photographing crested black macaque monkeys in Indonesia when the monkeys began to show an interest in his equipment and started taking … Continue reading