Events

Upcoming research, industry and policy events from the PEC.

Seminar Series: issues and research challenges in the creative industries

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We have co-organised a Seminar Series with King's College London's Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) and Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies (DISCE). Taking place at King's College London in Spring 2020, the four research seminars will explore emerging issues and research challenges in the creative industries.

  • Seminar 1: Creative and cultural ecologies: mapping and understanding -1:00-6:00pm on 22nd January 2020 at Anatomy Museum, King’s College London
  • Seminar 2: Understanding the Value of Creative Arts Higher Education - 1:00-6:00pm on 5th February 2020 at Anatomy Museum, King’s College London
  • Seminar 3: Creative work and gender: barriers and activism - 1:00-6:00pm on 4th March 2020 at River Room, King’s College London
  • Seminar 4: Creative industries and intersectional barriers: class, race and place - 1:00-6:00pm on 29th April 2020 at Anatomy Museum, King’s College London
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Event Date - 29/01/2020

Location - King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

The production, circulation and consumption and ownership of scientific knowledge: historical perspectives

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Who owns the content of scientific research papers, and who has the right to circulate them? These questions are at the heart of current debates about improving access to the results of research – but in this lecture, Aileen Fyfe, Professor of Modern History at University of St Andrews, will use the history of academic publishing to explore the origins of our modern concerns.

This free event is one of the lectures within the CREATe Public Lecture Series 2019-2020, which is a part of the University of Glasgow's work for the PEC in intellectual property, business models, access to finance and content regulation.

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Event Date - 29/01/2020

Location - The Humanities Lecture Theatre, The University of Glasgow

Digital disintermediation and efficiency in the market for ideas

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Christian Peukert, Assistant Professor for Information Systems at Católica-Lisbon and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, will discuss how digital technology has allowed inventors to circumvent intermediaries, which affects licensing outcomes and efficiency in the market for ideas. We study these impacts theoretically and empirically, using data on over 90,000 license deals for books. Identification comes from quasi- experimental variation across product types over time. Consistent with digital self-publishing improving an author’s outside option, authors get more favorable license deals. In addition, ex-ante license fees reflect ex-post demand more accurately. This is consistent with additional entry generating more information. Such improvements can have large impacts on welfare in any markets in which product appeal is difficult to predict.

This free event is one of the lectures within the CREATe Public Lecture Series 2019-2020, which is a part of the University of Glasgow's work for the PEC in intellectual property, business models, access to finance and content regulation.

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Event Date - 05/02/2020

Location - The Humanities Lecture Theatre, The University of Glasgow

Quotation under Copyright Law and the textual paradigm

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Abstract Article 10(1) Berne Convention requires Members of the Union to permit quotations of works, so long as they are proportionate, comply with fair practice and are accompanied by attribution of source. Despite the fact that the quotation rightly applies as much to films, music, painting and architecture as to literary quotation, the concept of quotation has often been wrongly reduced to its textual paradigm. Lionel Bently, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), discusses the power of this textual paradigm.

This free event is one of the lectures within the CREATe Public Lecture Series 2019-2020, which is a part of the University of Glasgow's work for the PEC in intellectual property, business models, access to finance and content regulation.

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Event Date - 12/02/2020

Location - The Humanities Lecture Theatre, The University of Glasgow

Timeless signs or signs of the times? Reconciling innovation and tradition for geographical indications

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Geographical indications like Prosciutto di Parma, Stilton and Rioja are associated with traditional regional products. These products are perceived as authentic because they are traditionally made. In the words of the relevant legislation, the product specification needs to refer to the ‘authentic and unvarying’ production method. Yet products constantly adapt to new markets, tastes and technologies. To what extent can the producer collectives responsible for these traditional products innovate within geographical indication regimes, without the product losing its sense of identity? Climate change is already forcing those who grow grapevines or coffee to confront this question. Dev Gangjee, Professor of Intellectual Property Law within the Law Faculty and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda’s College, explores the conditions under which innovating within tradition may or may not be acceptable.

This free event is one of the lectures within the CREATe Public Lecture Series 2019-2020, which is a part of the University of Glasgow's work for the PEC in intellectual property, business models, access to finance and content regulation.

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Event Date - 04/03/2020

Location - The Humanities Lecture Theatre, The University of Glasgow

What new audiences want from cultural and entertainment VR

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Demystify the VR audience journey and understand what makes projects successful with the public. The seminar will be presented by Catherine Allen, CEO of Limina Immersive, in partnership with the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University and the Creative Industries Evidence and Policy Centre (PEC). It will cover:

  • A UK market snapshot and SWOT analysis
  • What new VR audience members want from their first few VR experiences. We call this 'gateway' content
  • How to package and sell the experience to them (regardless if it is free or not)
  • What audience members' personal and societal barriers to entry are likely to be, and how to overcome those objections and concerns
  • How to encourage repeat visitors, great social media reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations

Expect to leave the seminar with genuine empathy and understanding of audience members who are newer to VR (77% of the population), as well as practical knowledge on how to build audiences for cultural and entertainment VR.

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Event Date - 31/03/2020

Location - Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1EE