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National Seminar on IP Education and Training – Uzbekistan

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On 27 and 28 September 2016 a National Seminar on Intellectual Property Education and Training took place at the Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), in cooperation with the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The guest expert speakers were Dr Ivan Bliznets, Rector… Continue reading

Defining the public domain in economic terms – approaches and consequences for policy

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CREATe researcher Kris Erickson has this week published an article in the open access Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. The article reviews literature from law and economics which defines the public domain in economic terms. This approach to the public domain has become common post-Gowers with the political turn toward evidence-based IP policy-making. Public interest… Continue reading

Glenn Gould and the case for moral rights in sound recordings

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On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan writes about one of the most gifted musicians of our generation and an interesting issue in moral rights: “[October 4] is the 33rd anniversary of the death of Glenn Gould – Canadian pianist and musician extraordinaire, who died in 1982, at the premature age of fifty. One… Continue reading

Airports, wildfires, cultural survival… and intellectual property

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On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan writes about traditional knowledge and the treatment of an indigenous minority culture in Canada: “All airports are horrible, but every rule has an exception. In this case, the exception is YVR, Vancouver’s spectacular international airport, cradled between the mountains and the sea on Canada’s Pacific coast. But… Continue reading

CREATe Research on the Public Domain Presented at WIPO

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On 16th June, Dr. Kris Erickson, Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Research Fellow in the CREATe Centre in the School of Law, will present new research at the World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations in Geneva. As part of the Economics of Intellectual Property seminar series, the talk is open to intellectual… Continue reading

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer”: a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity

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      On the IPKat blog, Mira T. Sundara Rajan comments on a fascinating drama in which the principal actors are two literary ladies and, making a relatively rare appearance centre stage, the United States Postal Service. This is how Mira unrolls the sequence of events and explains their legal significance: In a commendable… Continue reading

Copyright Evidence Project Seeking Paid Contributions

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Copyright Evidence, a project run by the CREATe Centre at the University of Glasgow is in the process of developing a wiki catalogue of studies related to copyright and intellectual property issues. The project is seeking several Research Assistants to contribute in the development of this resource. Contributors’ primary role will be the analysis of… Continue reading