UK Copyright Reform – News

Award-Winning Short-Film ‘Game is On!’ Episode II – Published by October 2, 2016 - – a collaboration between the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) and CREATe, University of Glasgow, has produced Episode II of the ‘Game is On!’ Series. The project led by Principal Investigator for Bournemouth University, Dr. Dinusha Mendis, was initially funded by BU’s Fusion Investment Fund in 2012. Since 2013 the project... Read more »
CIPPM Project wins AHRC Research in Film Award November 13, 2015 - An animated film on titled The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair won an AHRC Research in Film Award on 12 November 2015 at an Awards Ceremony hosted at the British Film Institute, Southbank London. is an online resource, which makes copyright law accessible to creators, teachers, students and members of... Read more »
Dinusha Mendis Speaks on Copyright Policy at the Autumn Green Party Conference 2015 September 25, 2015 - The Autumn Green Party Conference took place at the Bournemouth International Centre on 25-28 September 2015 and it was the first time the Green Party Conference was held in Bournemouth. Dr. Dinusha Mendis was invited to speak on the Copyright Policy Panel on Friday 25th September 2015. Dr. Mendis focused on the copyright term, the new copyright... Read more »
CIPPM Co-Director, Dr. Dinusha Mendis, on Research Leave in Italy and Australia March 2, 2015 - Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Associate Professor in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in the Faculty of Media and Communications was awarded a period of research leave funded by the Fusion Investment Fund which commenced on 1 January 2015. The research leave was granted for Dr. Mendis to further her... Read more »
CIPPM Researchers launch Copyright Resource for A/AS Level Media Studies January 21, 2015 - Researchers at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in collaboration with CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy at the University of Glasgow have launched an educational web resource aimed at A/AS Level Media Studies. The project, which was carried out during 2013-2014, was funded... Read more »
CIPPM Members present research co-funded by the UKIPO and ESRC on Copyright and the Public Domain January 7, 2015 - The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management’s Co-Director, Dr. Dinusha Mendis and CIPPM Member, Dr. Fabian Homberg presented their research on ‘Valuing the Public Domain’ – a collaboration with CREATe, University of Glasgow – on 5th December 2014, at Digital Catapult, London. ‘Valuing the Public Domain’ is a major research and knowledge exchange project... Read more »
Building Links between UK and China to further Copyright Research and Collaboration December 21, 2014 - In November 2014,  Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Management (CIPPM) was invited as part of a UK delegation to the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) in China. The one-day event which took place on 22 November 2014, included participants from both the UK and China. The representatives for the... Read more »
Lingling Wei on “Olympic enclosures of generic words” December 19, 2014 - Dr Lingling Wei presented her paper on Olympic Enclosure of Generic Words  at  the annual Congress of International Association of Sports law in Athens (from 11-13th December ). The paper examines the event specific legislation enacted for mega sporting games such Olympics. It concludes that the legislation’s approach of enclosing the generic words for the... Read more »
Copyright User in the report by the IP Adviser to the Prime Minister October 28, 2014 - On Friday 10 October 2014, Mike Weatherley MP published the report Copyright Education and Awareness, which represents his final contribution as Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister David Cameron. The report considers copyright education and awareness activities in the UK, suggesting that efforts should be made in order to increase coordination among the various... Read more »
CIPPM Researchers present at CREATe’s All-Hands Meeting September 20, 2014 - CIPPM Researchers Professor Maurizio Borghi, Dr. Marcella Favale, Dr. Fabian Homberg, Mr. Conor O’Kane, Mr. Bartolomeo Meletti, Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Professor Ruth Towse attended the All-Hands Meeting hosted by CREATe, University of Glasgow on 15-16 September 2014. Set in the beautiful Mackintosh Suite of House for an Art Lover (designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh), the... Read more » Updated to Reflect Changes in UK Copyright Law July 18, 2014 - – 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. offers... Read more »
Ruth Towse on the Digital Copyright Exchange June 27, 2014 - 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 »
Dinusha Mendis presents new research on Parody and Pastiche at BLACA March 23, 2014 - On 13 March 2014, Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of CIPPM was invited by BLACA (UK national Group of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) to present new research on parody and pastiche which was carried out as part of a UK Intellectual Property (UKIPO) Commissioned project. Dr. Mendis presented the research together with Professor Martin... Read more »
Launch of in London March 12, 2014 - The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) together with CREATe, University of Glasgow launched the at The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Economy Showcase. The event was held at Kings Place, London, on Wednesday 12th March 2014. The Showcase demonstrated the outputs and innovations of AHRC investments in the Creative Economy... Read more »
Copyright and the regulation of orphan works: Presentation at EPIP conference in Paris September 11, 2013 - The paper Copyright and the regulation of orphan works: a comparative review of seven jurisdictions and a rights clearance simulation, authored by Marcella Favale, Fabian Homberg, Martin Kretschmer, Dinusha Mendis, and Davide Secchi (in alphabetical order) will be presented by Marcella Favale (CIPPM) and Martin Kretschmer (CREATe) at the 8th annual conference of the EPIP (European... Read more »
IPO Commissioned Report on Copyright and Orphan Works is launched in London July 16, 2013 - Copyright and the Regulation of Orphan Works, a report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and co-authored by Dr. Marcella Favale, Dr. Fabian Homberg, Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Dr. Davide Secchi of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University and Professor Martin Krestchmer of CREATe, University of Glasgow was... Read more »
IPO Commissioned Reports by Erickson, Kretschmer and Mendis on parody and pastiche published May 19, 2013 - 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).... Read more »
Statement on constitutional aspects of the Digital Economy Bill April 1, 2011 - The Digital Economy Bill and the pre-election “wash up” In Britain’s unwritten constitution, Parliament reigns supreme. Parliament can make any law it chooses. Britain also has agreed to respect certain fundamental rights under international and European law. Normally, Parliament amends Statutes that are found not to be compliant, say, with the European Convention on Human... Read more »