Time: 3:30 - 6:00pm
Venue: Seminar Room A, Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Creativeworks London is hosting series of workshops which are investigating IP sharing and exploitation in the creative industries.
This workshop seeks to explore new ways of sharing and exploiting intellectual property in the design sector, outside the boundaries of Open Source and Creative Commons licensing. Because of the nature of the workshop, places are limited to keep the number of working members to a manageable size, and these will be allocated on a first comer basis.
The workshop will be run by Professor Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. It is part of the Creativeworks London Digital Economy Research Cluster and is one of an ongoing series of Creativeworks London's Research Labs.
The theory the workshop will explore is that the design community is regularly producing intellectual property which it might be happy for others to use if a fair return can be achieved, but which cannot be easily be exploited under existing legal mechanisms.
The aims are:
The workshop format will be a small number of short presentations to open proceedings and get people thinking, followed by open discussion under Chatham House rules (participants may be quoted, but will not be identified as the source unless they agree subsequently). Notes will be taken, and there will be an audio recording which will remain confidential. The project has research ethics approval to assure these matters.
Later in the year there will be further workshops for the fashion and digital music sectors. A White Paper will be produced in January next year, which will be sent to all participants, and an academic article will follow by February.
Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.
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