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From infringement to exception: why the rules on data mining in Europe need to change

CREATe are delighted to announce the publication of a new working paper by Christian Geib, PhD Candidate Humanities & Social Sciences, Law School, University of Strathclyde which explores copyright, database law and text mining in the European context.

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Published today: consequences of defining the public domain in economic terms

CREATe researcher Kris Erickson has today published an article in the open access Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. The article reviews literature from law and economics which defines the public domain in economic terms. This approach to the public domain … 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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Ian Hargreaves and Julia Reda on Copyright Reform: Can Incremental Progress Achieve Results?

One the of the highlights of the recent EPIP 2015 conference in Glasgow was an opening keynote discussion by Professor Ian Hargreaves (Cardiff University) and MEP Julia Reda (Greens/EFA Group/Pirate Party), on the subject of copyright reform. For the 200 … Continue reading

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Professor Chris Buccafusco Public Lecture: Experiments on Creativity

On Tuesday 10 March, visiting scholar Christopher Buccafusco (IIT Chicago-Kent) delivered a public lecture as part of CREATe’s March line-up of events. His highly stimulating and compelling presentation took place in the suitably arranged Humanities Lecture Theatre at the University … Continue reading

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New research examines IP status of user-generated contributions to TV production

An article published this week in the Journal of Media Business Studies by authors Todd Green and CREATe research fellow Kris Erickson asks, ‘what happens when user contributions are solicited and used to produce interactive TV?’ The question is a … Continue reading

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Research Perspectives on the Public Domain: Transcript and Presentations

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.

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