Dr Kristofer Erickson
- Lecturer in Intellectual Property (School of Law)
telephone: 0141 330 2360
Dr Kristofer Erickson joined the University of Glasgow as Lord Kelvin Research Fellow in Social Sciences in 2013. With an interdisciplinary focus on network-mediated communication, creative industries and innovation policy, Kristofer Erickson’s research has been cited by Fortune Magazine, Wikimedia Foundation and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). From 2012-2015 he undertook ESRC-funded research on the value of the public domain, which was published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He is academic editor of Internet Policy Review, the peer-reviewed Open Journal on Internet Regulation, and co-founder of the Copyright Evidence Wiki, a data minable repository of empirical research on the role of intellectual property in society. Kristofer is involved with hacker/maker communities and is organiser of the Copyright Visualisation Hackathon (2016) and the Open Innovation Design Jam (2016).
Dr Erickson’s research applies theories of private-collective innovation and peer-production to understanding new forms of creative enterprise. He is interested in user-innovators and online user communities in contexts such as amateur video production (parody), digital games, mods and hacks, and collective projects such as Wikipedia. His research on Internet policy considers the effect of intellectual property and media regulation on new innovation practices. From 2016 he is carrying out research on the economic effects of digital rights management (DRM) systems. He supervises PhD students in law, communication and related disciplines.
Dr Erikson has been awarded the following grants:
Dr K Erickson, CREATe, and Prof Ronan Deazley have been awarded £56,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/Heritage Plus for the study, 'Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance (EnDOW)'.
Dr K Erickson, and Prof M Kretschmer (PI), CREATe, have been awarded £33,826 by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) for the study of The Value of Public Domain Works: Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange to Develop Policies for the Commercial Use of Public Domain Works.
Dr Erickson was awarded £104,000 by the ESRC and IPO for the knowledge exchange project, "Valuing the Public Domain". Co-Investigator.
Dr Erickson was awarded £16,500 by the Intellectual Property Office UK for a project to study the economic effects of parody on original rightsholders. Lead investigator.
Conor O'Kane (University of Bournemouth): http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/cokane