Category Archives: CREATe Blog

Regular opinion pieces by consortium faculty, with a focus on the interdisciplinary character of our pioneering project

Copyright history in review: The scholarly turn away from copyright for books

This week sees the close of the Call for Papers for the annual Conference of the Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (‘SHARP’) – ‘Moving Texts: From Discovery to Delivery’ (26-30 July 2021) – which we publicised … Continue reading

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Copyright Law and the European Court of Justice: A ‘Modern Law Review’ double bill

CREATe is publishing today working paper 2020/12, a double bill of two publications in the Modern Law Review. Prof. Martin Kretschmer has offered this introductory note: The complex and elusive structure we call ‘Europe’ is the result of multiple cultural, … Continue reading

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Gating the Gatekeepers: The responsibilities of platforms for their content is changing, in the UK, in the EU and globally

December 15th, 2020 will be remembered as a momentous day in the relationship between big tech and society. You may think this is because the UK government announced long awaited measures to regulate online harms – measures that fundamentally change … Continue reading

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IP Reading Group: Thoughts on Theory

In our latest IP Reading Group discussions, CREATe PGRs shared their thoughts on their chosen theoretical frameworks, ranging from classic theorists such as Jeremy Bentham, to the application of Buddhist principles in rethinking privacy law. This blog provides a selection … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER: Revocation – How authors and performers can reclaim their copyrights

A group of leading international academics has published an open letter concerning the right of revocation. This new right, regulating copyright contracts, is provided for in article 22 of the recent EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. … Continue reading

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Why regulating the public sphere matters more than ever

This post first appeared on the blog of the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) – this is an updated version which also includes a Reading List. The public sphere – our common communicative space – is central … Continue reading

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Copyright Contracts and the Economics of Music Streaming: How can policy favour more equitable business models?

CREATe has submitted evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into the ‘Economics of Music Streaming’.   In recent years music streaming has become the pre-eminent means for the dissemination and consumption of recorded music. This … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: SHARP Annual Conference 2021, with Copyright History Research Lab

SHARP’s 2021 annual conference (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) will take place virtually from 26 – 30 July 2021, hosted by the University of Muenster, Germany. In addition to traditional panels with 20 minute papers, this year … Continue reading

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CREATe Public Lecture on YouTube: ‘Reflecting on the Public Voice in Copyright Consultations’

On 25 November, CREATe held our first Public Lecture of the 2020-2021 term, which was also the first Public Lecture held entirely online. The central presentation by Lee Edwards and Giles Moss on their project, Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright was … Continue reading

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Just published: Copy This Book! What Data Tells Us about Copyright and the Public Good

CREATe Fellow and Law Professor at the University of Illinois, Paul Heald presents his new book, looking at the state of copyright in the twenty-first century CREATe saw it first!  Much of the data collected in Copy This Book!: What … Continue reading

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