IPO Commissioned Reports by Erickson, Kretschmer and Mendis on parody and pastiche published

The UK Intellectual Property Office commissioned study on parody and pastiche led to three outputs co-authored by CIPPM Co-Director Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Dr. Kris Erickson (Research Fellow CREATe, University of Glasgow) and Professor Martin Kretschmer (Director CREATe, University of Glasgow).  The Reports evaluate policy options in the implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property & Growth (2011).

Study I authored by Dr. Kris Erickson presents new empirical data about music video parodies on the online platform YouTube.

Study II authored by Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Professor Martin Kretshcmer offers a comparative legal review of the law of parody in seven jurisdictions.

Study III authored by Dr. Kris Erickson, Professor Martin Kretschmer and Dr. Dinusha Mendis provides a summary of the findings of Studies I & II, and analyses their relevance for copyright policy.

All three reports can be found on the Intellectual Property Office website.