Copyright law, cultural diversity and the Digital Single Market

A team of researchers from CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre, have received a major new award. As part of a 10-institution consortium funded with over €3 million by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, they will conduct the project entitled reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe. This project will engage closely with stakeholders in the creative industries to develop an integrated policy approach to copyright in the EU digital single market.

The CREATe team – led by Dr Marta Iljadica, Professor Martin Kretschmer, Dr Thomas Margoni and Bartolomeo Meletti – are a key partner, together with the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, and the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. They will engage with a broad array of actors in the creative industries including documentary filmmakers, micro companies working in innovative ways, and companies adopting new business models. The research will enable new codes of best practice relevant to specific creative sectors, and a series of reports to inform policy at local and national levels. The CREATe team will also develop a new platform providing accessible guidance on EU copyright. This draws on their pioneering work creating the leading UK copyright information portal:

UK Universities continue to participate fully in EU research projects awarded before the end of Brexit implementation period. The annual series of public lectures by the CREATe Centre ( continues tomorrow (Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5.30pm), with a lecture by the historian Aileen Fyfe from the University of St Andrews. Professor Fyfe will speak on “The production, circulation and consumption and ownership of scientific knowledge”.

Booking details:

Further lectures in the series include:

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 5.30pm
Dr Christian Peukert (Católica Lisbon & ETH Zürich)
Digital Disintermediation and Efficiency in the Market for Ideas

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 5.30pm
Prof. Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge)
Quotation under Copyright Law and the textual paradigm

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 5.30pm
Prof. Dev Gangjee (University of Oxford)
Timeless Signs or Signs of the Times? Reconciling Innovation and Tradition for Geographical Indications

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First published: 28 January 2020