On 24th June 2016, CIPPM showcased various research projects at the CREATe Festival 2016 on ‘Copyright and the Future of Digital Creativity‘. The funded projects which were showcased included (a) a project exploring the IP Implications of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and Mass Customisation of ancient and modern jewellery titled Going for Gold; (b) a project looking into the orphan works issue and rights clearance titled EnDOW; (c) a project on copyright education and awareness; and (d) the award-winning project on making copyright law accessible titled Copyrightuser.org.
Further details about the projects and the researchers involved, are set out below.
Going for Gold
Dinusha Mendis and Nikolaos Maniatis (Museotechniki Ltd)
3D scanning, 3D printing and mass customisation of ancient and modern jewellery raise a number of intellectual property issues. With a particular focus on copyright, design and licensing, CREATe associate Dinusha Mendis invites Museotechniki Ltd from the cultural sector to highlight issues relating to 3D scanning and 3D printing of jewellery artefacts and to do a live demo of the manufacture of 3D printed products. The researchers will also launch a ‘Going for Gold’ board game at the CREATe festival.
Orphan works & Rights clearance: the EnDOW project
The workshop will focus on the orphan works legislation, addressing the main hurdles that cultural institution have to face when carrying out a diligent search of rightholders. The workshop will be carried out in an interactive way, by engaging the public in practical “diligent search exercises”, the outcomes of which will be subject to panel discussion.
Copyright Education & Awareness
Ruth Soetendorp, Nic Fearon-Low (IPO), Andrew Yates (ERA)
Workshop to explore current initiatives in copyright education and awareness including from the IPO/CREATe supported Copyright Education & Awareness (CEA) symposium on 24 May 2016; IPAN & NUS research into perception and practice of HEI IP Policies (forthcoming 2016), and IPO IP learning resources.
CopyrightUser.org is an independent online resource designed to make UK copyright law accessible to everyone. The website has become a point of reference for copyright guidance within the creative industries, cultural heritage organisations, and the education sector. Meet the team behind CopyrightUser.org, and find out the exciting future plans for the project, or ask some of your own copyright questions.