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10-26-2015: Book of Intellectual Property Cases to Launch November 10

Creatives reveal IP successes and stumbles in collection of industry “tales”

A new book by ICC and Creative Scotland which details creative producers’ everyday efforts to manage and benefit from their Intellectual Property (IP) will be launched on 10 November during an event organised by the Creative Industries Federation at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. The book will be available for free download from this website after the event.

Tales from the Drawing Board: IP wisdom and woes from Scotland’s creative industries helps creative businesses to navigate the bumpy landscape of IP legal issues, protection tools, and management dilemmas.  Readers can learn from the IP experiences of workers in Computer Games, Dance & Theatre, Fashion & Product Design, Film & Television, and Music & Publishing. Each case deals with daily issues of IP management, such as development and early research, documenting work for protection, partnerships and collaborative working, licensing agreements, developing brand strategy, self-publishing and digital rights management, and handling claims of infringement. Legal comments from creative industries specialist solicitor Philip Hannay address the issues raised.

The book will be launched during a roadshow of new membership organisation, the Creative Industries Federation (CIF). The event  will feature an introduction to CIF, a keynote address by Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, and a panel discussion on cultural regeneration and "The New Glasgow Miracle". For event details, please visit www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/events/uk-roadshow-glasgow

Tales from the Drawing Board is the result of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between ICC and Creative Scotland. It received funding from the Economic & Social Research Council, Innovate UKCreative Scotland National Lottery and the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe).

03-24-2015 ESRC video demonstrates impact of student's research

image from Hippotrix project by Ben Fletcher-Watson

Making Theatre Child's Play is a short video commissioned and published online by the Economic & Social Research Council about ICC PhD student Ben Fletcher-Watson's research and placement with Scottish digital app development company Hippotrix. The video explains how Ben's involvement with the company allowed him to apply findings from his research to the app design, which Hippotrix says led to a 300 per cent increase in turnover and major expansion of the business.

To view the video, visit the ESRC website: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/features-casestudies/case-studies/34053/making-theatre-childs-play.aspx

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