Dr Kristofer Erickson
- Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Social Sciences (CREATe)
telephone: 0141 330 2360
Kris Erickson holds a PhD in Political Geography from the University of Washington. Before joining the University of Glasgow, he was Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University Media School from 2010 to 2013. He was appointed Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow in September 2013. His research is concerned with the intellectual property implications of amateur online content production. He was lead investigator on a 2012 study, funded by the IPO, to examine the impact of online music video parody on the economic interests of original artists. In 2013-2014 Kris was co-investigator on an ESRC/IPO funded project to study the creative exploitation of works in the public domain.
The main focus of Kristofer's current work is the status of amateur media production in intellectual property law. This work draws on concepts such as transmedia, participatory culture, user-generated content and the social factory. Kristofer has additional academic interest in online communities more broadly and in particular, organised responses to the surveillance society.
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