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CREATe, the UK Copyright & Creative Economy Centre based at the University of Glasgow, recently has started work on a number of ambitious projects that will occupy us for the next five years. These are funded by the AHRC (as part of the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre), the Leverhulme Trust, and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. So it seems like a timely moment to explore some of the intellectual themes that link these projects, to introduce new colleagues who recently have joined CREATe, and seek connections with the wider academic and policy environment. While we have conceived this 2019 Symposium as work-in-progress, we are committed to an interdisciplinary and long-term perspective. In these uncertain times, we need to look both backward (where do we come from?) and forward (where might we go?). All the events are free and we hope you will be able to attend some. They include a BLACA lecture by CREATe’s Elena Cooper on Portrait of Lady Eden by Whistler (subject of a famous Paris court case in 1897, and held in the University of Glasgow’ s Hunterian collection); and a policy keynote by Catherine Stihler, CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation (and until 2019 a Member of the European Parliament for 20 years). Come and join us in shaping the next phase of CREATe’s research programme! Professor Martin Kretschmer (Director) Professor Philip Schlesinger (Deputy Director) Dr Marta Iljadica; Dr Thomas Margoni (Co-Directors) and all the CREATe team
Glasgow - Tuesday 8 October 2019
09:30 – 11:30 Location: CREATe, 10 Professors’ Square AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) Management Board (closed meeting) For more information on the PEC and CREATe’s workstream on intellectual property, business models, access to finance, and content regulations, see:
12:00 – 14:00 (including lunch) Emerging researchers workshop Join CREATe PhD students and postdoctoral researchers as they present their research via quickfire presentations, posters and informal discussion. Co-ordinator: Amy Thomas (CREATe) Chair: Dr Marta Iljadica (CREATe) Contributors: Kenny Barr, Janet Burgess, Ula Furgal, Jie Liu, Bartolomeo Meletti, Jaakko Miettinen, Luis Porangaba, Methinee Suwannakit, Amy Thomas, Jiarong Zhang [expand title="Click here to see the workshop programme"]  
Join CREATe PhD students and postdoctoral researchers as they present their research via quickfire presentations and informal discussion. Chair: Marta Iljadica (Lecturer in IP Law, University of Glasgow) Kenny Barr (Research Associate in School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow)

Music Copyright in the Digital Age

Janet Burgess (CREATe PhD Candidate)

How Amateur Musicians Negotiate Copyright: An Analysis of Law in Action 

Ula Furgal (CREATe Post-Doc)

Rights on news: expanding copyright on the internet

Jie Liu (CREATe PhD Candidate)

Reconstructing the remuneration right and “collective management” approach – Perspectives from technical innovation, business model and dynamic competition

Bartolomeo Meletti (Creative Director, and CREATe PhD Candidate)

Fairness in copyright law

Jaakko Miettinen (CREATe/Adam Smith Business School PhD Candidate – viva recently passed)

An Experimental Analysis of how current IP law incentivises creativity and innovation

Luis Porangaba (Lecturer in IP Law, University of Glasgow)

The intangible limits of European trade mark law: a critique of multimedia marks

Methinee Suwannakit (CREATe PhD Candidate)

Protection of privacy and personal data in the digital age: the case study of individual media users

Amy Thomas (CREATe PhD Candidate)

The Concept of User in End-User Licensing Agreements

Jiarong Zhang (CREATe PhD Candidate)

Copyright Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE) in the Digital Environment: Filling Gaps between TCE and Copyright with Digitisation

  Please join us afterwards in Room 304 for lunch!
14:00 – 16:00 Location: Room 207, 10 Professors’ Square Art, News and Markets: Copyright History and its Contemporary Echoes This copyright history roundtable brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from law and the humanities to explore current research on, and the convergences and divergences between, debates concerning the legal regulation of art, news and markets in the nineteenth century and their continuing relevance to policy debates. Chair: Dr Marta Iljadica, CREATe Speakers: Dr Elena Cooper, Leverhulme Fellow, CREATe, and author of Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image Assoc. Prof. Will Slauter, Université Paris Diderot, author of Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright Prof. Lindsay Farmer, University of Glasgow, author of Making the Modern Criminal Law: Criminalization and Civil Order Dr Anat Rosenberg, University of Cambridge, author of Liberalizing Contracts: Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History and currently researching the history of advertising in Britain To join the roundtable please contact Marta Iljadica (

17:15 – 18:45

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association and CREATe lecture – ‘Whistler, Faed and Painting Copyright in the Nineteenth Century’ Speaker: Dr Elena Cooper (CREATe) Welcome by Prof. Jane Mair (Head of School of Law, University of Glasgow) and Prof. Alison Firth (BLACA) Until recently, copyright history has overwhelmingly concerned literary copyright protecting books. Drawing on her recent monograph, Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (CUP, 2018), the first in-depth and longitudinal account of copyright as it applies to the visual arts, Dr Cooper will explore a number of ways in which nineteenth century copyright applying to painting was understood to be different. In doing so, and to celebrate the fact that this is the first BLACA event in Scotland for some years, Dr Cooper will connect UK copyright history to two paintings with links to Scotland: Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden by James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) and Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed (1826-1900). We are delighted to announce that the first picture – Portrait of Lady Eden by Whistler (the subject of Eden v Whistler, Cour d’appel de Paris, 1897) – will be brought out of store especially for this talk. Sign up here
Glasgow - Wednesday 9 October 2019
14:00 – 16:00 Location: Room 207, 10 Professors’ Square Copyright Evidence Wiki Editorial Board The Copyright Evidence Wiki aims to construct a complete catalogue of existing empirical evidence relevant to copyright policy. Currently more than 700 studies are coded by categories such as country, industry, funder and research method, offering an in-depth view of existing findings. The Evidence Wiki forms a central part of CREATe’s work within the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre. The board will be considering how to increase the usefulness of the assembled evidence for policy makers and the creative industries. For further information about the resource, see Board Members Include: Prof. Martin Kretschmer (chair) Assoc. Prof. Kristofer Erickson (co-chair) Dr Kenneth Barr, University of Glasgow Dr Heather Ford, UNSW, Sydney Assoc. Prof. Rebecca Giblin, Monash University, Melbourne Prof. Paul Heald, University of Illinois Dr Thomas Margoni, University of Glasgow Assoc. Prof. Joost Poort, University of Amsterdam Fred Saunderson, National Library of Scotland Prof. Ruth Towse, Bournemouth University & CREATe Amy Thomas (sub-editor), University of Glasgow The Board will begin with a public address and discussion led by Joost Poort, Associate Professor, IViR, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam on a new empirical study on Global online piracy. Abstract: In his address, Joost Poort will discuss the main findings of the multidisciplinary Global online piracy study and two subsequent journal articles, followed by a reflection on the Copyright Evidence Wiki from the perspective of this study: How has it been catalogued? What evidence can be found in the Wiki that confirms or contradicts the outcomes of the study, and how could the Wiki be made even more useful for researchers, policy makers or journalists? If you are interested in attending this address and wish to participate in the public discussion of the Wiki Editorial Board, please contact Prof. Martin Kretschmer (chair); or Assoc. Prof. Kristofer Erickson (co-chair), University of Leeds (   From 15:00 – 16:00, the Board will sit in closed session.

17:00 – 19:00

Location: Humanities Lecture Theatre, Main Building Public lecture – Catherine Stihler: Reflections on the Making of EU Copyright Law The first CREATe public lecture of 2019/2020 will be given by Catherine Stihler, CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2019. As an MEP, her roles included Vice-Chair of the Internal Market Committee, and Rapporteur for Article 13 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM) Directive (now Article 17). For further information about the DSM Directive, including two of Catherine Stihler’s speeches, see CREATe’s resource page at: Chair: Prof. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe) Academic responses: Prof. Giorgio Fazio (Newcastle University, Professor of Economics, PEC Management Board Member), Assoc. Prof. Rebecca Giblin (Monash University; head designate, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia IPRIA, University of Melbourne) Abstract: EU copyright law continues to draw attention not just over the Article 13/17 debacle but with legislative proposals set to come from the new EU Commission in its first 100 days on AI and what replaces the e:commerce directive. Meanwhile the EU's research objectives through Horizon Europe and pushing Open Science mean that the drive for EU innovation is at risk due to copyright. How will EU copyright facilitate rather than hinder the open creative Europe we all want to see? Catherine Stihler biography:

Catherine Stihler

Catherine Stihler has been chief executive of Open Knowledge Foundation since February 2019. Prior to this, she represented Scotland as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999. As Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, she worked on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, better accessibility of digital products for the disabled, as well as citizen online data protection and privacy. As leader and founder of the All-Party Library Group she promoted and advocated for the importance of libraries and how libraries can remain relevant in the new digital age. Born in Bellshill in 1973, Catherine was educated at Coltness High School, Wishaw and St Andrews University, where she was awarded a MA (Hons) Geography and International Relations (1996), and a MLitt in International Security Studies (1998). Before becoming a MEP, Catherine served as President of St Andrews University Students Association (1994-1995) and worked in the House of Commons for Dame Anne Begg MP (1997-1999). She has a Master of Business Administration from the Open University, and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews. Catherine was elected to serve as the 52nd Rector of the University of St Andrews between 2014 and 2017, and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to politics.
The public lecture will be preceded by the launch of CREATe/PEC Digital Resources (Bartolomeo Meletti) 17:15-17:30: Within the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC), CREATe is developing digital and open data tools that consolidate and synthesise existing evidence relating to the effects of IP rights on creative production and consumption, changes in business models, and the emerging data economy (including platform and content regulation). The public lecture will be preceded by the launch of the beta version of the following digital resources: i) OMeBa, an innovative data tool enabling insights into online media behaviour; and ii) The Copyright Evidence Portal, an authoritative and accessible gateway to all available evidence in the field of copyright, including empirical studies and sources of data. Sign up here
Glasgow - Thursday 10 October 2019


Location: Room 207, 10 Professors’ Square Workshop: Information, (research) data and open science Chair: Dr Thomas Margoni This workshop will explore some of the complex issues arising out of the fundamental role that data play in our society and in a technological environment increasingly dominated by machine learning and connected AI technologies. Questions to be explored include current approaches to the regulation of data (e.g. copyright, database rights, public domain, contracts), whether data as such should be protected (e.g. by existing or newly designed rights), or whether, given their fundamental role in the generation of knowledge and in the advancement of our societies, data should be explicitly shielded from any proprietary claim. CREATe’s Open Science resource page can be found here: Attendance is free, but places are limited. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register by sending an email to Dr Thomas Margoni (, with subject "CREATe data workshop". [expand title="Click here to see the workshop programme"]
Speakers: Thomas Margoni, CREATe, University of Glasgow Nicolas Jondet, University of Edinburgh Andrew McHugh, Urban Big Data Centre Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow Programme: 11:00 – 11:10: Welcome and introductory remarks (Thomas Margoni) 11:10 – 11:40: Opening statements (Nicolas Jondet, Andrew McHugh, Valerie McCutcheon) 11:40 – 12:00: Panel Discussion 12:00 – 12:20: Q&A 12:20 – 12:30: Closing remarks (Thomas Margoni)


Workshop: Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright Halliday Room (room 325), the Law School, Stair Building, 8 Professors’ Squares. Ofcom and CREATe are partners in "Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright", an AHRC funded project focused on developing more effective consultation processes for copyright policy issues. The project is being led by Dr Lee Edwards (PI, LSE) and Dr Giles Moss (Co-I, University of Leeds). It has three phases: 1. dialogues with stakeholders in the copyright debate, including a wide range of industries and sectors as well as members of the public, about their experiences of policy consultation processes and views about how they can be improved; 2. a stakeholder workshop, drawing on the findings from the dialogues and focused on developing a new model for copyright policy consultation processes; and 3. delivery of the final model to the IPO, for trial in future copyright consultations, and to Ofcom, for potential application in other areas of media policy. More information about the project can be found here: If you would like to attend the workshop, please notify Dr Lee Edwards by email, at, by Monday 7 October at the latest. [expand title="Click Here to View the Workshop Programme"]
In this workshop Dr Edwards and Dr Moss will first provide an overview of the project and a summary of the initial findings from the stakeholder dialogues, before opening the floor to discussion. Given the project is still at an early stage, the emphasis will be on reflective discussion of the findings and their implications for the copyright consultation process as well as policy consultations more broadly. In the second half of the workshop, participants will engage in small-group discussions addressing some of the issues raised by the research, identifying and addressing the specific challenges they see as most critical to improving copyright consultation processes. The workshop programme is as follows: 14:00 Welcome and introductions 14:10 Project background and findings (Dr Lee Edwards, Dr Giles Moss) We will explain the background to the project and outline the preliminary results from our dialogues with stakeholders so far. 14:45 Q&A 15:00 Workshop: thematic discussions in small groups Participants will break into small groups and work on a series of questions together, about copyright consultation processes. Participants will be invited to:
  1. Reflect on the project results in relation to their own views, experience and knowledge of policy consultations;
  2. Prioritise three key areas for change in current consultation processes, based on their discussion;
  3. For each area, agree on:
    1. three reasons why change is necessary;
    2. three barriers to the potential change that would need to be overcome;
    3. three alternative strategies for realising the change.
15:45 Workshop results and discussion Participants will reconvene and each group will present the results of their discussion. 16:25 Concluding remarks
Related events:
CREATe's next public lectures include: 13 November 2019 Naysun Alae-Carew Intellectual Property "terms of trade": The challenges for entertainment businesses in the emerging platform economy Naysun Alae-Carew is the Managing Director of Blazing Griffin, a digital entertainment company based in Glasgow that spans film and TV production, game development and post production. He produced the feature film Anna and the Apocalypse. 4 December 2019 Lionel Bently Quotation under Copyright Law and the textual paradigm Lionel Bently is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL). CREATe public lectures always take place on Wednesdays, 5.30pm in the University of Glasgow's historic Humanities Lecture Theatre.
On 23 September, 10:00–14:00, we hosted a Creative Industries roundtable on behalf of the People’s Palace Projects and the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre. Chair: Prof. Philip Schlesinger (CCPR & CREATe) Location: The Lighthouse (central Glasgow) Professors Leandro Valiati and Paul Heritage are collaborating on a series of joint research seminars on the topic of “Policy for the Creative Industries: Challenges for the 21st century“. This event is the first of three seminars run across the UK. These will explore perceptions of the relevance and alignment (or misalignment) of creative industries policies with national, regional and local realities. These seminars will then be followed by a larger event in London. This is a closed meeting. We'll aim to produce a documentation from the event. If you are interested to receive it, please contact CREATe administrator Diane McGrattan (
You can download the programme for the 23rd September Workshop: here