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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 […]

BU Academics launch Copyright User Portal in London

A BETA version of the ‘Copyright User Portal’, funded by Bournemouth University’s Fusion Investment Fund (awarded 2012) was launched at the Law Society of England & Wales on 2 July 2013.  The main event of the day was the launch of the UK Intellectual Property Office’sCommissioned Report on Copyright and Orphan Works co-authored by academics from CIPPM, […]

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 […]