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’s Commissioned Report on Copyright and Orphan Works co-authored by academics from CIPPM, Bournemouth University and CREATe, University of Glasgow. It also provided a platform to launch a BETA version of the Copyright User Portal.
The Copyright User Portal is an online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. In particular the Portal aims to clarify UK copyright law for musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers. The goal is to inform creators about how to protect their work, how to license and exploit it, and how to legally re-use the work of others. As such, the aim of the Copyright User Portal is to provide answers to the most pressing concerns creators have about copyright.
To find the answers to the most pressing queries which creators have, the research used two specific approaches. First, the 200 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about copyright law was analysed which was then filtered down to the most important 20 FAQs. The second approach consisted of directly engaging with various creators, including musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers and producing videos consisting of interviews with these creators, their artistic process, thoughts and questions about copyright. These two approaches helped the research team to create a rich resource capturing the common concerns faced by media professionals in their day-to-day work.
During Summer 2013, a complete version of the Copyright User Portal will be launched. A BETA Version of the resource can be accessed here
The Copyright User Project team consists of Mr. Bartolomeo Meletti (Lead Multimedia Producer), Dr. Kris Erickson (Principal Investigator and Executive Producer, CEMP), Dr. Dinusha Mendis (Co-Investigator and Executive Producer CIPPM), Professor Martin Krestchmer (Co-Investigator and Executive Producer CREATe, University of Glasgow) and Ms. Hayleigh Bosher (Research Assistant and Assistant Producer, CIPPM).
Audio extracts of our CEMP conversation last week are here:
(1) Discussion of Marketa Zezulkova’s book chapter on a holistic approach to media literacy:
Marketa’s article: discussion
(2) Discussion of Richard Wallis’ journal article on media literacy and policy discourse: Richard’s article – discussion
And a reminder that the final CEMP Research & Innovation cluster meeting of the year is this Thursday the 11th July, 10-11am in the CEMP office, Iain MacRury is joining us to discuss a new AHRC call. The latest version of the CEMP R&I bulletin is here: CEMP Cluster bulletin and agenda 4.7.13
The Bournemouth Media School conference ‘Reality Television: Media Convergences and Narrative Futures’ has just finished, taking place between July 5-6. Funded by the Media School’s Narrative Research Group, and drawing a wide range of international contributors, we were delighted with the outcomes. Key note speakers Reader Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton) and Professor Helen Wood (DeMontfort University), offered great insight, respectively, into aspects of (post) feminism, and the significance of labour use and exchange within the reality television genre. Notably Helen Woods discussion on ‘precarious labour’, whilst identifying key contexts of gender performance within the the reality television programme ‘Georgie Shaw’, offered stimulating insight into aspects of commodity, and the objectification of male and female sexual agency. Also Nouredinne Miladi’s (Qatar University) discussion of ‘Arab Idol’ offered great insight into the transgressive potential of factual television in considering the recent support for the Palestinian winner of the ‘Arab Idol’ series. In addition Anne Ganzert’s (University of Konstanz, Germany) examination of convergence and branding, foregrounding a case study on Kandi Burruss, was highly insightful. Offering a new perspective on participatory audiences and examining the television phenomenon ‘Gogglebox’, Richard McCulloch’ of University of East Anglia considered new layers of audience identification and issues of celebrity. Every paper was a delight, and generally there was a great sense of camaraderie in the conference cohort, stimulated by the social event in the evening, where the great sunny weather offered even more optimism. Significantly the conference offered great benefits in the exchange of ideas, and this will be extended as the conference organisers Chris Pullen and Peri Bradley, are working on an edited collection focusing on the subject area. Additionally it is intended that this will be the first of a series of annual conference events on the study of reality television. Finally thanks again to Bronwen Thomas (of the NRG) not only for supporting us, but also for creating the Twitter feed #realitybu – this became a very engaging focal point, adding to both the academic and social benefit.
Copyright and the Regulation of Orphan Works, a report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and co-authored by Dr. Marcella Favale, Dr. Fabian Homberg, Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Dr. Davide Secchi of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University and Professor Martin Krestchmer of CREATe, University of Glasgow was launched at the Orphans and Images event at the Law Society in London. It took place on 2 July 2013. Marcella Favale and Fabian Homberg introduced by Professor Martin Kretschmer presented the report.
The event was sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and CREATe, the Research Council UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy.
The report consisting of two Studies, included a comparative international review of actual and proposed orphan works legislation in several jurisdictions aimed at identifying key characteristics of orphan works licensing schemes and simulated rights clearance for six scenarios in order to identify pricing models in the studied jurisdictions.
A panel discussion chaired by The Honourable Mr. Justice Arnold followed the launch of the Report. The panel included Richard Boulderstone (British Library); Matthew Cope (Intellectual Property Office); David Hoffman (Editorial Photographers EPUK / Hoffman Photos), Dr. Ros Lynch (Copyright Hub), Professor Derek McAuley (University of Nottingham and TSB Connected Digital Economy Catapult) and Dr. Jeremy Silver (Bridgeman Art Library).
The event also provided an opportunity to launch the the research agenda of CREATe and to launch the CREATe working paper series. For more information, please see http://www.create.ac.uk/
The Report, titled ‘Copyright and the Regulation of Orphan Works: A Comparative Review of Seven Jurisdictions and a Rights Clearance Simulation’ can be accessed here
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The Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference, providing an international interdisciplinary arena, offered the ideal opportunity for us to present infant feeding research and teaching materials developed at BU. With a wide range of research studies presented over the course of three days, we were able to absorb new and innovative research enhancing our understanding of socio-cultural, political and economic influences upon infant and child feeding practices both in the UK and across the world.
Alison presented for the first time preliminary findings of her PhD research study, which is exploring women’s experience of breastfeeding using video diaries. She used video clips to illustrate the daily struggles some women faced and the roller coaster ride that inevitably ensued over the first few weeks following birth, which brought the audience close to tears. The novel research method and opportunity to see and hear women’s diaries generated good discussion and also identified links with findings from other research being presented at the conference.
Dr Catherine Angell sharing research with conference delegates
Catherine presented a poster of research which found that coverage of infant feeding in national newspapers in England over a one month period in 2011 was ‘bad news for breastfeeding’ because of the many negative connotations linked with breastfeeding compared to formula feeding. This created a good deal of interest and debate about the effects of media on the culture of infant feeding in the UK.
And we both presented a poster promoting BURP for infant feeding, an online resource that we have developed at BU to support student midwives and health practitioners in their professional practice to provide better care for mothers and babies. This poster provided the ideal opportunity for delegates to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of online distance learning as well as promoting the package itself.
Alison Taylor and Dr Catherine Angell promote 'BURP for infant feeding'
Running over three days, the conference enabled us to maximise networking opportunities with national and international colleagues in research, education and professional practice. These strong links will no doubt continue for some time providing us with opportunities for further collaboration.
The updated CEMP bulletin is here: CEMP Cluster bulletin and agenda 4.7.13
The final CEMP cluster meeting of this academic year is on Thursday 11th July, in the CEMP office, from 10-12.
Please note it’s a game of two halves:
10-11: bulletin review (to include discussion around the new AHRC Collaborative Skills call, attended by Iain MacRury).
11-12: CEMP staff website development meeting
And the ‘broken record’ says – all are very welcome to join us or if you spot something in the bulletin that takes your fancy or have a different idea for a project that CEMP can help set up, but can’t join the cluster, please email Julian.
BIS have asked BU to participate in a consultation focussing around the EU’s competences. This is an opportunity for us to provide evidence to an informed and objective analysis.
If you would like to contribute to this consultation then the questions to be addressed, and more information about the consultation, can be found here: Balance of Competences Research and Development
Please send your response to the questions to Jo Garrad by c.o.p. 19th July. In order to help me combine the institutional response, please clearly identify which questions you are addressing.
Many thanks for your cooperation and vital input.
For many clinicians undertaking a PhD means choosing to either give up clinical practice for a period of time or studying on top of an already demanding full-time job. Now a partnership between the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health (CMMPH) and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) is making it easier for midwives to undertake a doctorate while still maintaining their clinical skills. The team has developed a novel joint studentship that will allow midwives to combine clinical practice with a research role, working across BU and PHT. The studentships will run for four years and PhD students will spend two days per week working as a midwife in clinical practice and three days per week working on their thesis. This set up facilitates the co-creation of knowledge.
In addition to providing the individual midwives with excellent education, these studentships are designed to examine an area of clinical practice identified by PHT where the evidence is lacking and research is needed. As a consequence the research studies will be directly relevant to practice and will have a demonstrable impact in the future. Hence BU will be able to show that its research and education have a direct benefit to the wider society. Finally, the studentships benefit midwifery practice by building a critical mass of researchers, which will help translate research findings into practice and so create a culture of evidence-based practice.
The result is a studentship that truly fuses research, education and practice.
The CMMPH/PHT partnership has developed three matched-funded PhD studentships for midwives, which will begin in September 2013. These joint PhD studentships will be supervised by both BU academics (Sue Way, Catherine Angell, Carol Wilkins, Maggie Hutchings, Edwin van Teijlingen & Vanora Hundley) and supervisors from PHT based in practice. We are excited about this novel approach to PhD studentships and hope that we will have many more studentships with other NHS Trusts in the future.
For further information please contact Prof. Vanora Hundley or Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen.
A few spaces are still available for 1-2-1 appointments with Martin Pickard on Wednesday the 10th of July 2013 - *Please note: these are being held at the Talbot Campus in DL104 (opposite the Octagon in the Library).
If you feel you would benefit from a ‘face to face’ meeting with Martin either in relation to any bid/proposal or Marie Curie application you are currently working on please contact me Dianne Goodman ASAP with your time preferences.
Appointments are approx 45 minutes long. You will also have unlimited telephone and email support to progress your application after meeting with Martin.
With a career background in both Academia and Industry Dr. Martin Pickard of Grantcraft is a specialist in writing and supporting research grant applications and tenders as well as providing administrative and management support services for ongoing projects. During the last 20 years Martin has worked extensively across Europe with a large number of universities, and research institutes as well as industrial firms, ranging from small SME’s to major international companies.
Martin is providing individual 1-2-1 surgeries with any BU academic staff member and works individually and confidentiality with each Principal Investigator as the project is structured and prepared in order to optimize the application documentation from every aspect of the Funders perspective; guiding, steering and showing how to optimize the application throughout the bid process.
Academics at BU who have undertaken his guidance have stated his ‘support and direction was invaluable – Martin gave me some pragmatic suggestions which really helped to shape the bid. His eye for detail made the document much easier to read and the message much clearer. I was very grateful for his input’ Assoc. Prof Heather Hartwell, School of Tourism.
The process, although labour intensive, works; with a proven historical average success rates of close to 1 in 2 against norms of 1 in 8 to 1 in 10.
Martin is at BU on the following dates and times:
- 10th July 2013, 9:15am- 5pm (Talbot Campus) – some afternoon appointments available
- 4th September 2013, 9:15- 5 (Lansdowne Campus)
On Tuesday 11th June 2013, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) showcased its research as part of the Law Department’s Festival of Learning event. The Law event showcased placement opportunities for students; various law provisions at Bournemouth and research carried out by the Law Department – which included a CIPPM Stall. The Stall was divided into three sections: Experience, Learn and Connect. The event was attended by academics, legal practitioners and students.
Under the theme, ‘Experience’, CIPPM showed videos on copyright law produced in 2012 in the run up to the implementation of copyright exceptions recommended as part of the Hargreaves Review. Videos shown on the day also demonstrated Intellectual Property issues surrounding 3D printing and evidence based copyright.
As part of the ‘Learn’ theme, CIPPM showcased its members’ research publications. These varied from peer reviewed journal articles to commissioned reports and recently published monographs. The collection of high quality research publications was also reflective of the various areas of research that CIPPM members are involved in. It was also an opportunity for CIPPM’s PhD students to exhibit their research.
Apart from demonstrating CIPPM’s various involvements in the areas of IP law, the Festival of Learning was an opportunity to present a platform for future collaboration which was carried out under the ‘Connect’ theme.
By representing previous partnerships leading to successful research projects, those with an interest in research into IP law were invited to collaborate and join forces with CIPPM.
Keeping up with CIPPM’s cake-cutting tradition and in celebrating 20 years of Law at Bournemouth University, the event was brought to a close by cutting and eating a very large cake!
Dr Maharaj Vijay Reddy from the School of Tourism has recently returned from the Tohoku region of North East Japan, where he explored the nature of the impact of the 2011 on the tourism industry of the North East Japan and identified the priorities for socio-economic revival and sustainable future of the coastal communities and local businesses including agriculture and fisheries. The Great East Japan earthquake (8.9 magnitude) and the tsunami that followed have had catastrophic impacts on Northern Japan creating economic, nuclear and humanitarian crises in 2011. The major part of fieldwork was carried out with the financial support offered by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in London.
Dr Reddy’s very intensive fieldwork in March 2013 covered all the four Prefectures of the Tohoku on the Pacific coast, namely Miyagi, Iwate, Aomori and Fukushima. He has completed over 80 semi-structured interviews by meeting with multidisciplinary stakeholders from the four worst affected Prefectures as well as respondents and relevant organizations in Tokyo and other parts of the Japan. This significant project was completed with the prompt local help offered by the Directors related to the Departments of Environment, Fisheries, Infrastructure, Industry and Tourism within the Prefectural Government Offices of Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori.
Respondents include ANA Airlines, Japan East Railway, JAL City Hotels, Metropolitan Hotels, Monterey Hotels, Toyoko Inn Hotels, Tourism Associations based in famous locations such as Matshushima (Miyagi), Hachinohe (Aomori) and Morioka (Iwate), leading tour operators including JTB, relief agencies such as the Nippon Foundation, Ocean Policy Research Foundation and many other local businesses whose opinions are being translated (from Japanese language) ‘anonymously’ by the students at the School of Tourism for analysis and interpretation.
Dr Reddy expressed his sincere thanks to those respondents and the others who offered immense support. For instance, Mr Ishikua of Miyagi Prefecture Government, Mr Mikami of Aomori Prefecture Government, Mr Kobori of Japan National Tourism Organisation in Tokyo, Ms Mizuho of Monterey Hotel in Sendai, UNITAR Hiroshima, Sendai Tourism and Convention Bureau, and researchers at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo and the Fukushima University.
I am pleased to announce that I am holding drop in sessions in each school for the BU community to ask questions about eBU: Online Journal.
These sessions will be:
Mon 24th June - DEC 12 -2pm in P411
Mon 24th June - School of Applied Sciences 2-4pm in C122
Tues 25th June - HSC 9-11am in the Wellbeing Centre, B112 Bournemouth House
Tues 25th June – Business School 2-4pm in EB205
Thurs 27th June – School of Tourism 1.30-3.30 in P410
Fri 28th June – Media School 8-10am in CAG04
The Normal Labour and Birth Conference allowed me to experience a novel way of showcasing research and exchanging ideas – the PechaKucha. Pronounced “peh-chak-cha”, the PechaKucha session is made up of a series of short presentations. Presenters must use 20 slides, each of which must be displayed for exactly 20 seconds – no more, no less. The concept, conceived by two young architects (Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham) in Japan in 2003, is to enable individuals to exchange their ideas in a fast moving, concise and exciting format. Not one to ignore the call to try something new, I decided to undertake this challenge as a double act with my colleague Professor Helen Cheyne from the University of Stirling. We presented our team’s work on the media’s portrayal of labour and birth, which was also being displayed as a poster.
- Research team includes Ann Luce, Marilyn Cash, Vanora Hundley, Helen Cheyne, Edwin van Teijlingen and Catherine Angell
The PechaKucha was quite an undertaking, as the slides move automatically and you cannot stop them moving on! However, it really focused the mind and helped us identify the key messages from our work. The session was very lively and the energy generated a lot of discussion that continued into the coffee break afterwards. As for the PechaKucha method, I’d say that it is definitely a useful tool for our community research meetings, and perhaps also for our doctoral students to use as they prepare for their vivas.
The conference was also an opportunity to catch up with colleagues from the International Early Labour Research Group. The group have been involved in producing a series of research papers featured in a special issue of Midwifery. We also discussed future research and opportunities for research collaboration.
On 15-16th July 2013, Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Associate Director of the Business School’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), will present a paper titled “Who Cares What Students Think about IP?” at the Seventh Annual Workshop of the European Intellectual Property Teacher’s Network (EIPTN) at University of Lisbon, Portugal. Details about the Conference can be found here
On 19th June 2013, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez will present on the “The Distinctive Function of Authorship” which will take place at Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Room EB302. The event will commence at 4 pm.
Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management has featured in recent articles, interviews and guest talks for her research into 3D printing and its implications for Intellectual Property (IP) Laws.
Her research in this area led to an interview for the United Nations Agency, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Geneva, for their prestigious magazine the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR). Dr. Mendis was featured in the article ‘The Shape of things to Come: 3D Printing’ published on 1 May 2013. In this article, Dr. Mendis suggests that in looking to the future and in adapting to 3D printing, businesses should look to market-driven business models—for example, by setting up an iTunes-style store for spare product parts, or by licensing 3D files more widely. It is important for businesses to ‘adapt’ to this new technology and ‘adopt’ new business models.
Also during the month of May, Dr. Mendis was invited by the Open Rights Group, London to write for their magazine ORGZine, on 3D Printing and its implications for IP Laws. The article titled ‘Unravelling 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Laws: From Napster to Thingiverse and Beyond‘ was published on 21 May 2013.
On the 28th May 2013, Dr. Mendis was invited to speak at the University of Glasgow, at an event organised by CREATe titled ‘Conversations in Copyright’. At this event, Dr. Mendis was invited to speak about her research into 3D Printing with a specific focus on copyright law.
At present, Dr. Mendis is in the process of authoring a paper on 3D Printing with a specific focus on copyright which will be published in autumn. She will also be presenting her research into 3D Printing and IP Law at the Festival of Learning on Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June 2013.
Dr. Mendis is the author of ‘Clone Wars’: Episode 1 – The Rise of 3D Printing and its Implications for Intellectual Property Law’ which was published in a 3-star journal and was followed by an interview for the BBC Radio 5 Live in February 2013. In April 2013, Dr. Mendis spoke on the topic at the 28th BILETA Conference at the University of Liverpool and was interviewed by the organisers about her research in this area.
For the past few years, Jeff Bagust (BU Visiting Researcher and Emeritus Professor at AECC) and I have been involved in the Australian LOOK project. This is a multidisciplinary study that involves the collaboration of scientists (including cardiologists, physiologists, psychologists… and a whole load more “ists”) from all over the world. It is a longitudinal study following a group of approximately 850 school children as they grow into adults and throughout their lives. The aim of the study is to investigate whether the type of physical education you are exposed to in childhood has an effect on your quality of life… throughout your life! So, schools have been randomised into either continuing their normal physical education curriculum or following an externally provided, alternative programme. Just some of the areas that are being investigated include: bone health, insulin resistance, cardiovascular health, body image and academic performance.
The study started in 2005 when the children were 8 and so far two sets of follow-up tests have been performed. In 2013, the next phase of the project will begin as the children are now 15 and at secondary school.
For our part, Jeff and I have been investigating the development of perception of vertical in these children. While the intervention does not seem to have an effect on this, it has provided us with lots of information about how perception of vertical develops. The article we have written based on this work has just been published in the journal PLoSOne thanks to the BU Open Access Publication Fund. The new phase of the LOOK project will be very exciting for us as we have found that as the children are getting older, their perception of vertical is getting more and more like that seen in adults (interestingly, we have also found that as people move into old age their perception of vertical starts to resemble the amount of variation found in children!) so hopefully the new data will provide us with an additional piece in this puzzle.
For more information about the LOOK Lifestyle Study visit www.look.org.au or drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sharon Docherty, Researcher, Anglo European College of Chiropractic
The first screenshot of the eBU interface has been exclusively leaked to the BU Research Blog, and is expected to go viral across the BU community over the next week.
eBU will provide both an internal and external forum for the development of research papers by undergraduate to Professor around the eight BU research themes:
- Creative & Digital Economies
- Culture & Society
- Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth
- Environmental Change & Biodiversity
- Green Economy & Sustainability
- Health, Wellbeing & Ageing
- Leisure & Recreation
- Technology & Design
Submissions will be open to immediate publication (in a safe internal environment) and open peer review by 2 appropriate BU academics. Authors will be encouraged to act upon these reviews by either reworking papers for submission to an external journal or by opting for publication on the external eBU site.
For BU academics this is a great opportunity to get critical appraisal on your research papers or ideas from colleagues. For academics it also an opportunity to encourage the submission of high quality student output, and possibly to facilitate the co-creation and co-production of publishable material to an external journal or to publish externally with eBU. For students, this is a fantastic opportunity to turn high quality essays or dissertations into scholarly outputs, which will be attractive to employers across many sectors and industries.
If you have any questions or would like to become involved in this exciting venture, please get in touch with me via email email@example.com or by telephone 01202 963025.