Mr Bartolomeo Meletti

  • Copyright Education Creative Director (School of Law)


Bartolomeo Meletti works as Copyright Education Creative Director for CREATe, the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (University of Glasgow). He is currently on secondment to the British Film Institute in London. Since 2012, Bartolomeo has been the Lead Producer of, an independent online platform intended to make UK copyright law accessible to everyone. He is also 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 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 CEMP, the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (Bournemouth University).

In 2015, and alongside Professor Ronan Deazley, Bartolomeo Meletti received the Arts and Humanities Research Councils (AHRC) Innovation in Film Award. This was for their work 'The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair', the first episode in 'The Game is On!' series.

Research interests

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.



Funding body: AHRC
Title: Unlocking co-creative possibilities: CREATe follow-on engagement with UK creative economy stakeholders to improve copyright practice and policy
Reference: AH/P013341/1
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) 

Project summary: 

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 -, 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 

Project summary: 

Placement support for the lead producer of CREATe portal; Production of new content, engagement with Copyright Hub, engagement with user groups (publishing, music, film, games, archives sector).


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