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Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks: Resource Page

  This project explored the limits (and costs) of EU and UK copyright policy as it impacts the digitisation of unique and distinctive artistic collections. The researchers adopted a case study approach and perform a rights clearance simulation on the Edwin Morgan scrapbooks, a culturally significant mixed-media collection of unpublished artistic works from the early to mid-20th Century in the collection of the University of Glasgow Library. The problem that orphan works pose for cultural heritage institutions who want to enable the widest possible digital engagement with our shared cultural heritage is substantial. There has been a twin-track response to this problem in the UK, in the form of the exception implemented under the Orphan Works Directive operating in tandem … Continue reading

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Early Career Research Camp 4 – 5 May 2017

Join us in Glasgow to share and discuss strategies for research in the creative economy. To support and encourage a community of new scholars in the digital and creative economy, CREATe will host an Early Career Research Camp on 4th & 5th May 2017. The event is open to all early career researchers, including advanced PhD students, working on creative economy and related research topics. The purpose of this event is to exchange useful knowledge gained though CREATe-affiliated projects, to impart strategies for successful career progression (both in academia and industry), and to map out and launch an affiliate research network for junior researchers. Participants will benefit from the collective expertise of senior UK and international scholars in intellectual property … Continue reading

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CREATe Launch

Overview CREATe formally launched on 31st January 2013 (5pm – 7pm) with a public event at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. Speakers included representatives of the UK and Scottish governments and the creative industries, and the Chief Executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. This was followed by a one-day working conference on 1st February 2013 for academics and stakeholders at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, in the city centre of Glasgow. The conference examined case studies of transition from analogue to digital (such as music and publishing) in contrast with cases in ‘born digital’ sectors (such as games or social media). Tweet #createlaunch Outreach and Initial Reactions [View the story “CREATe Launch 31st Jan & 1st … Continue reading

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Copyright and Creative Reuse

Exploring Preservation, Access and Creative Reuse of Film with Sherlock Holmes Copyright & Creative Reuse was an event held at BFI Southbank in London on 8th December 2017 as part of the CREATe Copyright & Innovation Network. The event explored the role of copyright in relation to creativity, film archives, and education, with focus on creative reuse. The common theme to tie these topics together was the creative reuse of the character of Sherlock Holmes. The evolving journey of the notorious detective from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories illustrated by Sidney Paget to its most recent adaptations – passing through William Gillette, Basil Rathbone and others – provides a compelling story to explore the role of copyright in relation to … Continue reading

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Brexit and Copyright series: the Case for a Related Right for Press Publishers

This digital resource is supported through an ESRC/ University of Glasgow IAA Grant ES/M500471/1 (2017) for the project titled ‘The modernisation of EU copyright rules in light of BREXIT’. ‘Brexit and Copyright’ as part of CREATe Public Lectures On September 14th 2016, the European Commission presented a package of proposed copyright reforms under the banner of promoting a Digital Single Market (DSM). Amongst others, the proposal includes an exclusive right of press publishers for the digital publication of their press publications. Academics have argued that aspects of the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, such as the press publishers right, lacks a justification, will be harmful for access to information and digital dissemination of news. This view … Continue reading

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CREATe Research Blog Series & Book

CREATe is delighted to launch a new series of reflective blog posts about CREATe-funded research projects. With our first phase wrapping up and looking towards the future, it is an appropriate time to revisit and reflect upon the range of projects in which our researchers have been involved. We hope that the series will showcase the value, legacy and impact of CREATe research as well as making our research findings relatable to the general public. The blog posts are grouped under six themes, related to our original themes, they are: Business Models GLAM Sector and Openness Creative Practice and Copyright Regulation and Enforcement Intermediaries, Platforms and Users Public Interest The posts will be compiled  as a ‘blog book’, published in … Continue reading

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Reflections on CREATe’s first MOOC

Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Director of the MSc/LLM @CREATe) and Kerry Patterson (CREATe Community Manager) reflect on the initial run of CREATe’s MOOC. CREATe ran its first MOOC (massive open online course) this summer: ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music.’ Introducing learners to key aspects of UK music copyright law, it was developed by CREATe academics, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, Dr Kris Erickson and Bartolomeo Meletti and ran from for 2 weeks from 10th to 26th July. The first run of the free course was aimed at musicians and current or aspiring music industry professionals. It covered key aspects of copyright law important to creators, producers, marketers and distributors of music. The course was also designed to be … Continue reading

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CREATe announced the launch of the Copyright and Innovation Network (CIN) on 26 May 2017 at the Digital Catapult in London with an event exploring, Trends in the Creative Digital Economy: Findings from the CREATe Research Programme. The network aims to be a catalyst for industry-relevant research at the interface of law, technology, social science and the humanities.

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CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017 (26 – 30 June)

We are delighted to have launched the CREATe IP Summer Summit (CIPSS’17) at the University of Glasgow, jointly organized with the National Law University Delhi, India. The theme of this Summit was ‘Open Science and Open Culture’ with a special focus on development in the Global South. See full timetable. * CIPSS’17 counted as 20 hours of verifiable CPD for solicitors / lawyers in Scotland * Openness is an aspirational goal to build transparent and participative societies. Does this conflict with international IP policy that prescribes complex arrangements of exclusive property rights as part of the global free trade area? The 1994 WTO TRIPS agreement sets minimum standards of protection for copyright, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs and patents, restricting the … Continue reading

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CREATe Public Lectures 2017: Plagiarism in music copyright

‘Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before: Plagiarism in music copyright’ Where can you draw the invisible ‘line in the sand’ that separates an infringing piece of music from one that simply draws on other works for inspiration? Composer and music publisher Dr Simon Anderson’s  lecture at the University of Glasgow on 8th March, attempted to answer this question. His interactive presentation examined plagiarism cases heard before the English courts, with music clips and scores to facilitate comparison. Attendees had the opportunity to vote on whether they thought a tune infringed or not. One case study investigated the point at which a newly composed tune infringes an existing work, as musical elements of the original are gradually added to the new … Continue reading

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