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January 31st and February 1st this year saw the launch and inaugural conference of CREATe - the RCUK research centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy. It's a seven-university, national scale academic consortium primarily led by law academics, intended "to help the UK cultural and creative industries thrive and become innovation leaders within the global digital economy".
GLASGOW University will launch a £6.7 million centre today to study how businesses can protect their copyright in the age of the internet. The Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology (Create) is being funded with £5m from the UK government's research councils and a further £1.7m from Glasgow University.
OUR lives have been transformed by the adoption of digital information and communication technologies. The ways in which cultural products such as TV, movies and music are produced, distributed and consumed have changed forever. Those changes have forced content creators and producers to rethink how they do business, and policymakers to search for regulatory frameworks to promote new services.
From the moment Coaliton MP Jo Swinson (she's a Lib Dem, apparently, though from her talk she was indistinguishable from a Tory) gave the opening speech at the CREATe launch event, the tensions were apparent.
Summary: The University of Glasgow will be home to a research centre that will examine how copyright is changing and the need for new business models for distributing creative content. A research centre at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, is to investigate the changing nature of copyright and the need for new business models in the digital age, it was announced on Thursday.
A new centre dedicated to examining the changing nature of copyright and the need for new business models in the digital age has been launched at the University of Glasgow. The Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe) brings together internationally renowned researchers from seven UK universities who will work to address the challenges an increasingly digital world presents to government, business and content creators.