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CIPPM research projects typically combine legal and social science methodologies, drawing on the economic and management expertise available within its interdisciplinary setting. Since 2000, CIPPM has received more than £500,000 in research funding.

Current projects

Regulating Internet Intermediaries in China: Legal and Empirical Evidence for Better Policy Making - This one-year project is funded by AHRC/Newton Fund as part of the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China. Principal investigator is Dr Lingling Wei, supported by Maurizio Borghi, Fabian Homberg and Marcella Favale and in collaboration Professor Shunde Li and Associate Professor Xianjue Luo from the University of Chinese Academy of […]
Going for Gold: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation of Ancient and Modern Jewellery - Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CPPM) and Associate Professor in Law has been successful in securing RCUK/AHRC funding to further the research into the intellectual property (IP) implications of 3D printing. The newly funded project follows on from the Commissioned Project for the UK Intellectual Property Office […]
EnDOW - Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance (EnDOW) EnDOW is a 3-years collaborative project funded under Heritage Plus, a programme launched by agencies of 18 European countries and the European Commission as part of the Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change. The project is a partnership of […]
Study into Design Rights Infringement - A 15 Months project commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office to investigate the extent and scale of the infringement of registered and unregistered design rights in the UK.
Geo-blocking and access to digital media content - Independent study on cross-border access to digital media content: empirical survey and policy implications Despite the fact that the creation of a “digital single market” is a priority for UK and EU policy makers, copyright-protected content is still frequently distributed on a territorial basis across Europe. This means, for example, that a user who subscribes […]
Extending the Research of the Project - Commissioned by CREATe, University of Glasgow and funded by RCUK, the project extends the research which commenced in 2012-2013 leading to the establishment of this online resource. is an online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. The resource is meant for everyone who uses […]

Past projects

Reports for the UK Government on IP Implications of 3D Printing - CIPPM researchers Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Dr. Davide Secchi together with Dr. Phil Reeves of Econolyst Ltd have published a sequence of three reports on the intellectual property implications of 3D printing resulting from a project commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office. In 2012, the Big Innovation Centre, in their Report ‘Three Dimensional Policy: […]
Making sense of DRM in game development (Madrigal) - Restrictive technology can prevent you from copying certain CDs or DVDs to a portable device to watch during your train journey or even go as far as to dictate which brand of coffee capsules you put in your espresso machine. This is Digital Rights Management (DRM). The Madrigal project has been awarded a Fusion Investment […]
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 […]

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