Past Projects

A Review of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Landscape in the UK - A Commissioned Project by the UK Intellectual Property Office was awarded to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in September 2017  to consider the intellectual property (IP) enforcement landscape in UK, particularly England and Wales.  The project led by Professor Dinusha Mendis (Principal Investigator), also includes CIPPM members, Dr. Marc Mimler (Co-Investigator),... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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.
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:... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH) - This Project is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the ‘Socio-economic sciences and the humanities’ area (2011-2014) The main objective of this project is to strengthen the integration process between the EU and the Neighbourhood Countries (NCs), by improving the understanding of the institutional framework... Read more »
Valuing the Public Domain - This project funded by the ESRC and the UK Intellectual Property Office provides for a knowledge exchange scheme which brings together academics (from the disciplines of law, media & communication studies, management and economics), policy makers from the UK Intellectual Property Office (an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and media businesses (in... Read more »
The Provision of Research for 3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Where are we now? - The project commissioned and funded by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the first of its kind to consider the Intellectual Property (IP) implications of 3D Printing. The project is divided in to two parts and aims to provide (a) a quantitative analysis of online file-sharing and 3D printing online platforms and (b) a qualitative... Read more »
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... Read more »
Copyright and the Regulation of Orphan Works - 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 »
Data protection compliance of UK websites - Emprical study on data processing consent; survey of 200 most-popular e-commerce UK websites The study aimed at understanding the level of compliance with data protection requirements by websites registered in the United Kingdom. It carried out a statistical survey and an empirical study on the practices of online service providers concerning the processing of personal... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Changes to UK Copyright Law - In 2011, the government initiated the 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 to explore some of these proposals and the arguments on both... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »