Take part in a hackathon on copyright

Issued: Fri, 06 May 2016 10:54:00 BST

Date: 13 & 14 May 2016
Venue: The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, Scotland


CREATe, the Centre for Copyright at the University of Glasgow, believes that Intellectual Property policy is failing to meet the needs of users, creators and consumers and needs reform.

This hackathon event will explore how new approaches to mining and visualising data can provide the evidence needed to push forward real changes to copyright law.

Over the two-day event, hackathon participants will form teams to work on one of the challenges identified by the organisers.

These are:
1) Mining and visualising evidence from a corpus of academic studies about copyright,
2) Developing understanding about what motivates creativity in online markets, and
3) Investigating whether providing legal streaming alternatives reduces piracy.

Mentors from the University of Glasgow, CREATe research centre, policy and social sciences will be on hand to guide teams and provide support as they work on their ideas.

There is a £1000 prize for the winning team.

The event is open to everybody, including activists, data visualisation experts, creators, software developers, web designers, open data advocates, lawyers and students.

For more information & free registration visit Hackathon Event

CREATe Hackathon poster

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