Creative Industries

Copyright and business models in music publishing: an historical analysis

The preliminary results of the AHRC-funded project Evolution in Music Publishing: Economic Strategies, Business Models and Copyright are presented by Professor Ruth Towse to the CREATe All Hands Conference, Glasgow 15 -16 September, 2014. Copyright and business models in music publishing: an historical analysis Music publishing is a fruitful industry in which to study copyright and… Read more »

Ruth Towse: The impact of digitization on copyright collecting societies

Professor Ruth Towse presented the paper ‘The impact of digitization on copyright collecting societies’ at the European Policy for IP (EPIP) Conference 4-5 September, Brussels. The established view of copyright collecting societies on the part of copyright economists, the courts and regulators is that their natural monopoly is justified on efficiency grounds. Besides its effects… Read more »

Copyrightuser.org Updated to Reflect Changes in UK Copyright Law

Copyrightuser.org – a co-production between CIPPM Bournemouth University and CREATe, University of Glasgow – has been updated in light of the changes to UK copyright law made on 1 June 2014. Learning from the difficulties encountered by other initiatives in the field of copyright education, the Copyright User project aims at keeping up with the evolving copyright landscape. Copyrightuser.org offers… Read more »

R. Towse – Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics

Ruth Towse, Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing: 2014) Description ‘Ruth Towse presents a fabulous, broad ranging overview of cultural economics. The book is up to the state of knowledge, is easy to read and reveals sound judgment. I highly recommend the book to anyone concerned about the relationship of culture to society… Read more »

Ruth Towse on the Digital Copyright Exchange

Could technology override economics in the case of the Digital Copyright Exchange? Economic analysis of collective rights administration has so far strongly supported the natural monopoly case for single national collecting societies for particular bundles of rights protected by territorially based copyright law and the courts have gone along with that view. Digitization in the… Read more »