Copyright and Parody: Legal Analysis and Empirical Evidence

Two reports commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on parody and pastiche. The reports form part of a three-report sequence on parody published by the UKIPO in March 2013. The three reports/studies commissioned by UKIPO evaluate policy options in the implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property & Growth (2011). Study I… Read more » about Copyright and Parody: Legal Analysis and Empirical Evidence

Open Standards in Government IT

The Cabinet Office has commissioned an independent study on the costs and benefits of introducing an open standards policy for software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT requirements. Academics from the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University have prepared a review of the evidence on the competition and… Read more » about Open Standards in Government IT

Changes to UK Copyright Law

In 2011, the government initiated┬áthe Hargreaves Review; an independent review of intellectual property, carried out by Professor Ian Hargreaves. The UK government is now considering making changes to the existing Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA 1988). CIPPM has created a series of short videos┬áto explore some of these proposals and the arguments on both… Read more » about Changes to UK Copyright Law

Copyright Contracts and Earnings of Visual Creators

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Study commissioned by DACS. The aim is to create an independently validated evidence base as a guide for policy makers, in particular in relationship to copyright issues in the digital environment. The core of the project was a survey carried out in summer 2010, covering professional profiles of visual creators, sources of earnings, contractual practices and trends over time.