Impact and knowledge exchange

Knowledge exchange and impact work by members of the theme are supported by the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre CREATe, an interdisciplinary hub and major contributor to policy. 

  • The Blog Book Series is a collection of 55 posts reflecting on the Impact of CREATe-funded research projects.  
  • The CREATe Festival (2016) at the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London exhibited key findings from the first phase of CREATe. 

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Evidence-based policy

  • A major part of the research of CREATe concerns Policy and Lawmaking in the Digital Age. We contribute to copyright policy initiatives that flow from the Hargreaves Review.
  • We also explore the evolution of European copyright jurisprudence, and the vexed question of what evidence-based policy may mean within the copyright domain. An important contribution was a symposium we co-organised in 2012 as part of the ESRC Social Science Festival. Find out more in the proceedings from the symposium.
  • The UK Intellectual Property Office’s good evidence guide has been influenced by this work. 
  • The Australian Law Reform Commission’s report Copyright and the Digital Economy commented (February 2014, p. 75):  “In the UK, perhaps the main outcome of the Hargreaves Review has been the setting up of the CREATe Centre, to investigate issues relating to copyright and new business models in the creative economy. A major concern of the Centre is to investigate the question of what constitutes evidence for the purposes of copyright policy.“
  • From 2011-2014, Professor Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow) was a member of the UK government’s Copyright Research Advisory Group.  In September 2014, he was invited to join the Unregistered Right Expert Advisory Group.
  • On 4 September 2014, CREATe co-organised the copyright stream at the 9th Annual Conference “European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP)” hosted by the European Parliament, and Professor Martin Kretschmer became President-elect of the EPIP Association.