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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 […]

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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 […]