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CREATe Public Lecture Series

CREATe Public Lecture Series

Our public lecture series investigates topical policy issues and is complemented by PhD development workshops. Upcoming events are announced on the blog and listed on the Events Calendar. Key CREATe Events and associated resources can be found here.

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CREATe Public Lecture Series 2023-2024

‘The New Knowledge: Information, Data and the Remaking of Global Power’
Blayne Haggart (Brock University) (28 February 2024)

‘Re-orienting Competition Law: A Complexity Perspective’
Ioannis Lianos (University College London) (7 February 2024)

‘ARIA’s IP-Shaped Hole’
Dev Gangjee (University of Oxford)  (31 January 2024)

‘Getty Images: copyright hawk or corporate copyleftist?’
Richard Misek (University of Bergen, Norway)  (20 November 2023)

‘Copyright and Cartography: History, Law and the Circulation of Geographical Knowledge’
Isabella Alexander (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)  (1 November 2023)

‘Fifteen Years of Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900): changing world views and what comes next’
Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow)  (16 October 2023)

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CREATe Policy Futures Series 2022-2023

In 2022-23, we ran a special Policy Futures Series to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CREATe Centre.

CREATe Public Lecture Series 2021 – 2022 

‘Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship’
Luke McDonagh (Assistant Professor in Law, LSE) (23 February 2022)

 ‘Intellectual Property Citizenship and American Racial Imaginaries’
Anjali Vats (Associate Professor in Law, University of Pittsburgh) (13 October 2021)

‘The Society of Authors Meets Hollywood: Why authors and playwrights lost out’
Kathy Bowrey (Professor in Law, UNSW, Sydney) (10 November 2021)


An Empirical Perspective on Drafting Copyright Exceptions
Emily Hudson (Reader in Law, KCL) (24 March 2021)

“Can’t those European Judges Think for Themselves?”: Why the Court of Justice of the European Union Has Advocates General
Eleanor Sharpston QC (24 February 2021)

Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright: Reflecting on the Public Voice in Copyright Consultations
Lee Edwards and Giles Moss (25 November 2020)

Reflections on the Making of EU Copyright Law
Catherine Stihler (9 October 2019)

Intellectual Property “terms of trade”: The challenges for entertainment businesses in the emerging platform economy
Naysun Alae-Carew (13 November 2019)

The production, circulation and consumption and ownership of scientific knowledge: historical perspectives
Professor Aileen Fyfe (29 January 2020)

Digital Disintermediation and Efficiency in the Market for Ideas
Asst. Prof. Christian Peukert (5 February 2020)

Quotation under Copyright Law and the textual paradigm
Professor Lionel Bently (12 February 2020)

How Difficult Is It to Repeal New Intellectual Property Rights?
Asst. Prof. Martin Husovec (6 February 2019)

Trade deals and disputes – copyright as a possible model?
Professor Alison Firth (20 February 2019)

The Great Transformation or Going to Hell in a Handbasket?: Innovation and Intellectual Property in the 21st Century.
Professor Peter Drahos (6 March 2019)

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects
Dr Claudy Op den Kamp (24 October 2018)

Copyright and Contemporary Culture: Between market and community
Professor Fiona Elisabeth Macmillan (21 November 2018)

Discontent Industries? Creative works and international trade law: making sense of ‘analogue’ IP rules in a digital age
Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO (28 November 2018)

The Predictable Decline of Fair Dealing?
Dr Carys Craig, York University, Toronto (21 March 2018)

Public Art and Copyright Law – An Exploratory Analysis
Dr Lilla Montagnani, Universita’ Bocconi, Milan (25 October 2017)

Copyright Reversion to Authors and the Rosetta Effect
Professor Paul Heald, University of Illinois (8 November 2017)

Taking seriously the author’s interest in copyright
Professor Rebecca Giblin, Monash University, Australia (15 November 2017)

The Case for a Related Right for Press Publishers
Dr Thomas Höppner, Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences & Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde (14 February 2017)

Stop Me If You Think That You’ve Heard This One Before: Plagiarism in music copyright
Dr Simon Anderson, Westminster University (8 March 2017)

Copyright Reform in a Brexit Environment
Professor Martin Kretschmer, CREATe (19 October 2016)

Creative Commons UK Launch
Gwen Franck and Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons (26 October 2016)

Press publisher rights in the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Professor Raquel Xalabarder, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona (2 November 2016)

Reading Group: Who Solves Whose Problem in Open Collaboration?
Professor Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School (15 March 2016)

Workshop: Openness and IP
Dr Kris Erickson, CREATe (16 March 2016)

Public Leture: Making an Open Information Age
Dr Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge Foundation (16 March 2016)

Seminar: From Intellectual Property to Cultural Property – Radicalizing Cultural Heritage?
Prof. Fiona Macmillan, Birkbeck, University of London (4 March 2015)

Seminar: Reasoning with Business Models – Categories, Technologies and Resources
Prof. Charles Baden-Fuller, Cass Business School & City University (10 March 2015)

Public Lecture: Innovation and Intellectual Property – Experiments on Creativity
Prof. Christopher J. Buccafusco, Illinois Institute of Technology & Chicago-Kent College of Law (10 March 2015)

CREATe Open Afternoon: Project Poster Exhibition, PhD Presentations, LLM IP society & more (26 March 2015)


1. Public Lecture: Copyright at Common Law in 1774
Prof. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon (26 March 2015)

2. Roundtable: What is the point of Copyright History?
Prof. H. Abrams (University of Detroit), Prof L. Bently (University of Cambridge), Prof O. Bracha (The University of Texas), Prof M. Rose (University of California, Santa Barbara), Prof. Charlotte Waelde (University of Exeter)
Chair: Prof Hector MacQueen, University of Edinburgh
(27 March 2015)

3. Re-launch of Digital Archive: Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)
Dr Stef van Gompel (IViR, University of Amsterdam): Introducing the Dutch section
Chairs: Prof. Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge and Prof. Martin Kretschmer, CREATe
(27 March 2015)