Mr Bartolomeo Meletti
- Copyright Education Creative Director (School of Law)
Bartolomeo works as Creative Director for CREATe (part-time, 3 days per week), the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre at the University of Glasgow, where he is currently researching his PhD thesis. Since 2012, he has led the development of CopyrightUser.org, an independent online platform intended to make UK copyright law accessible to everyone. He is also the Education and Research Executive at Learning on Screen, a charity and membership organisation specialised in the use of moving image and sound in education and research. In addition, Bartolomeo is the Director of Worth Knowing Productions, a digital creative team specialised in making complex knowledge accessible through research-based visual tools.
Previously, Bartolomeo worked at the British Film Institute and the Digital Catapult on secondment from CREATe, and held research and media production positions at CIPPM, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (Bournemouth University), where he is currently a Visiting Fellow; and at CEMP, the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (Bournemouth University).
Bartolomeo’s research interests are in the areas of copyright law, legal education and media production, with focus on copyright policy, copyright exceptions, technological protection measures, the process of re-using copyright works and the public domain. Currently, I am investigating whether and how creative and cultural practice can play a role in defining legal standards such as fairness; and how individuals’ and businesses’ decisions around the reuse of existing works might change depending on their type and level of knowledge of the law.
Funding body: European Union Horizon 2020
Title: reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe
Reference: No 870626
Applicants: Sant’Anna Pisa (PI C. Sganga), IViR University of Amsterdam, CREATe University of Glasgow (M. Iljadica, M. Kretschmer, T. Margoni, B. Meletti), A.v.Humboldt-Institute for Internet & Society Berlin, University of Trento, Stichting Liber, and partners in Estonia, Danmark, Hungary, Ireland.
Amount awarded: €3.1m Consortium, of which €454,000 to University of Glasgow
reCreating Europe will develop (1) cross-national maps of multi-level regulatory responses that impact access to culture, cultural production, competitiveness of creative industries; (2) innovative qualitative and quantitative methods to measure the impact of digitization on the production and consumption of cultural goods and services; (3) legal and technological evaluation of TPMs and content-filtering algorithms, and their impact on cultural diversity, access to culture and the generation of cultural value.
Funding body: AHRC
Title: Intellectual Property and Collaborative Agreements
Applicants: M. Kretschmer (PI), S. Singh, B. Meletti
Dates: August-September 2018
Amount awarded: £8,900
“Landscape” briefing paper on best practice in IP Consortium Agreements
Funding body: AHRC
Title: Unlocking co-creative possibilities: CREATe follow-on engagement with UK creative economy stakeholders to improve copyright practice and policy
Applicants: M. Kretschmer (PI), R. Deazley, K. Erickson, S. Singh (named researchers B. Meletti, K. Patterson)
Dates: February 2017-September 2018
Amount awarded: £161,000 (£200K fEC, plus £30K UoG ESRC/EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account)
1. Co-creation in the production chain: animations and guidance
Extending animation techniques (piloted in the award winning film The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair - http://copyrightuser.org/the-game-is-on/), copyright opportunities and risks relating to co-creation will be presented as they arise in the production process. British Film Institute (BFI), lottery funded partner IntoFilm, UK Intellectual Property Office and Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) are collaborating partners.
2. Co-creation from cultural heritage: events and guidance
This activity seeks to improve understanding how copyright norms shape digital access to cultural heritage. Using the exemplar of Sherlock Holmes, two screening events will explore the creative reuse of the Sherlock character at the BFI Southbank in London and in Glasgow’s new KelvinHall hub. National Library of Scotland, British Film Institute (BFI) and Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) are collaborating partners.
3. Co-creation in policy deliberation: peer production of evidence
This activity will address neglected and under-represented stakeholder groups in the copyright policy making process, in particular micro-sized innovative firms and individual creators engaged in co-creation. In consultation with a Wikimedian-in-residence, we will provide new data-mining tools and open functionality via the MediaWiki software in order to facilitate a series of ‘virtual town hall meetings’ for these groups. Wikimedia Foundation, N-Square Consultants and UK IPO are collaborating partners.
4. UK Research and Innovation Network
CREATe will develop as a national catalyst, connecting expertise in law, social science and technology with stakeholders through a new national Research and Innovation Network for the Creative Economy. Scottish Games Industry network at Dundee, KTN Ltd (Creative Industries) and Digital Catapult are collaborating partners.
Funding body: Digital Catapult
CREATe researcher in residence at Digital Catapult
Applicants: M. Kretschmer (PI), B. Meletti (named researcher)
Dates: September 2015-August 2016
Amount awarded: £25,000
Placement support for the lead producer of CREATe portal CopyrightUser.org; Production of new content, engagement with Copyright Hub, engagement with user groups (publishing, music, film, games, archives sector).
Funding body: Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) Support and Sponsorship Funding
Title: Motion Words
Applicants: B. Meletti (PI), R. Deazley (Co-I), K. Erickson (Co-I)
Amount awarded: £3,500
Production of The Game is On! - Episode 2: The Adventure of the Six Detectives and accompanying case files providing copyright guidance to audiovisual writers: https://www.copyrightuser.org/educate/the-game-is-on/episode-2/
Funding body: Google Faculty Research Award
Title: Enhancing Access to European Books through Crowd-Sourced Diligent Searches
Applicants: M. Borghi (PI), B. Meletti (Co-I), Bournemouth University
Amount awarded: $40,000
The project aimed to allow for a more efficient use of books that are either digitized or just indexed in Google Books, and to contribute to “unlock” those that are either in public domain or that qualify as orphan works under European national laws.