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.

How Difficult Is It to Repeal New Intellectual Property Rights?
Ass. 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
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
Prof Paul Heald, University of Illinois (8 November 2017)

Taking seriously the author’s interest in copyright
Prof 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
Prof 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
Prof Raquel Xalabarder, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona (2 November 2016)




Reading Group: Who Solves Whose Problem in Open Collaboration?
Prof 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
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)