CREATe – EUhackathon

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The sixth edition of the EUhackathon took place in Brussels on 15-16 November, 2016. The event was organised by N-square Consulting and was sponsored by Google, Facebook, and Mozilla. This year’s EUhackathon revolved around visualising copyright evidence to help inform policy debate and to better support decision making processes. The goal was to combine data and academic research from various sources to raise awareness and encourage debate around the issue of copyright. Participants had the opportunity to mine and visualise the data in CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki which contains over 600 empirical studies on copyright. Evidence could be complemented with industry data and reports, in order to achieve greater transparency and awareness in the area of copyright. To help users to tap into the wealth of data available in the Copyright Evidence Wiki, new user guidance was published ahead of time.

The key challenge of the EUHackathon was to:

  1. create visualisations of copyright evidence based on the data sources available at the Copyright Evidence Wiki and other external resources; and/or,
  2. enhance the Copyright Evidence Wiki to enable others to easily create visualisations of the data available.

The EUhackathon winners of the visualising copyright evidence challenge were as follows:

First Prize: Team Fakenl (Brazil – Hungary)
Second Prize: Team TheTicks (Romania)
Third Prize: Roberts Dargis (Latvia)

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This article originally appeared on the CREATe blog.

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