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Ruth Towse - Professor Towse is the Centre's Co-Director (Copyright and the Cultural Industries)
Fabian Homberg - Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour
Guo Biao - Visiting Fellow
Hyojung Sun - Research Assistant 2013-2015
Maurizio Borghi - Professor Borghi is the Centre's Director
Sheet music for Mozart's Coda Sonata in C Major Economic Survival in a Long Established Creative Industry: Strategies, Business Models and Copyright in Music Publishing - Project funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2014-2016 (research grant no. AH/L004666/1) The research aims to analyse the survival of music publishing industry over a long period of time as it adapted its products, marketing strategies and business models to new technologies and legislative changes. The analysis is expected to provide new […]
Elizabeth the First, artist unknown Copyright Contracts and Earnings of Visual Creators - 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.
Exploitation of TV Formats - Research Question: How are television formats traded in the absence of protection under copyright law? Why pay when you can copy for free? Methodology: Three Steps- 1. Creation and analysis of database of 59 reported format disputes between 1988 and 2008. 2. Semi-structured interviews with media sellers / buyers at 3 international TV trade fairs […]
Authors’ Earnings from Copyright and Non-Copyright Sources - AUTHORS’ EARNINGS FROM COPYRIGHT AND NON-COPYRIGHT SOURCES: A SURVEY OF 25,000 BRITISH AND GERMAN WRITERS Martin Kretschmer and Philip Hardwick Released 13 July 2007 In 2005, the UK Collecting Society ALCS commissioned a comparative study on authors’ earnings from a team of lawyers and social scientists at CIPPM. The aim was to create an independently […]
Ruth Towse – Copyright reversion in the creative industries: economics and fair remuneration February 7, 2018 - Research seminar - Wednesday 7 February 2018, 16.00
Amanda Scardamaglia – A Legal History of Lythography June 13, 2017 - Research seminar - Tuesday 13 June, 16.00
Guy Pessach: Beyond IP – The Cost of Free February 22, 2017 - Research Seminar - Wednesday 22 February, 16.00. Critical copyright scholarship rightly emphasizes the social costs of ordering cultural production through proprietary intellectual property law regimes...
Ruth Towse: A Future for the Creative Economy: copyright and cultural economics February 15, 2017 - Faculty Research Seminar, Wednesday 15 February, 16.00

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Education Screening Event on Copyright & Creative Reuse at BFI January 22, 2018 - Together with Ronan Deazley (Queen’s University Belfast), Bartolomeo Meletti (CREATe, University of Glasgow / BFI), and Annabelle Shaw (BFI), CIPPM researcher Claudy Op den Kamp co-curated a one-day event at the BFI Southbank on 8 December 2017, on Copyright & Creative Reuse. The event explored the role of copyright in relation to creativity, film archives, […]
Exploring International Copyright’s Gaps and Flexibilities October 21, 2017 - Ruth Towse took part in the Kernochan Center’s 2017 Symposium “Exploring International Copyright’s Gaps and Flexibilities” held at Columbia Law School, on October 6. The main theme of the Symposium was that international copyright treaties, particularly the Berne Convention and TRIPS may never be revised again, though the world has changed enormously since their promulgation. […]
CIPPM Researchers at Copy Ethics Conference 2017 July 28, 2017 - CIPPM Researcher Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp and CIPPM Visiting Fellow, Mr. Bartolomeo Meletti were invited to speak at the International Copy Ethics conference, which was held from 11-14 July 2017 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld. The conference was the closing event of a multi-year research project on the […]
Economics of copyright at the ALAI Congress in Copenhagen May 30, 2017 - The ALAI Congress 2017 was held at the University of Copenhagen on 18-19 May 2017. Ruth Towse was invited to take part and present in the panel on Economics of copyright. Here is professor Towse’s report on the Congress. The ALAI (International Literary and Artistic Association) 2017 conference, title ‘Copyright, to be or not to be’, met […]
‘Metall auf Metall’. The German Federal Constitutional Court rules on hip hop sampling April 10, 2017 - Marc Mimler's case review of the German Federal Constitutional Court's decision on the permissibility of sampling which is widely used in hip hop and electronic music.

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