What Constitutes Evidence for Copyright Policy?

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Martin Kretschmer

University of Glasgow

Ruth Towse

Bournemouth University - Business School

Hasan Bakhshi

Nesta

Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law

Lilian Edwards

University of Newcastle

Kris Erickson

University of Leeds

Pippa Hall

Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

Christian Handke

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts

Paul J. Heald

University of Illinois College of Law

Thomas Hoehn

Independent

Linda Humphries

Independent

Robin Jacob

University College London

Joost Poort

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Philip Schlesinger

University of Glasgow

Davide Secchi

Bournemouth University

Jeremy M Silver

Independent

Charlotte Waelde

University of Exeter - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

The Symposium ‘What constitutes evidence for copyright policy?’ was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012. It was organised by Professors Ruth Towse and Martin Kretschmer as a cooperative initiative between the Centre for IP Policy and Management at Bournemouth University (CIPPM) and CREATe (the RCUK Copyright Centre at the University of Glasgow) with the aim of exploring the concept of evidence as employed in copyright policy making, and challenge the concept from a social science perspective. The aim was to produce an orientation point in the contested debate about ‘evidence-based’ copyright reform.

The Symposium took the form of four panels with specific professional and disciplinary groups: policy-makers, stakeholders, social scientists and law professors with an open session to enable wider audience participation. Each panel speaker was asked to give a short opening statement, setting out what constitutes evidence from their disciplinary perspective, using the UK Intellectual Property Office’s guidance document on standards of evidence (‘clear, verifiable and able to be peer-reviewed’) as a starting point for their contribution.

These proceeding (published as CREATe Working Paper No. 1) offer an introductory essay by Martin Kretschmer and Ruth Towse, edited transcripts of the discussion and a bibliography.

Keywords: copyright, evidence, methodology

JEL Classification: O30, O32

Suggested Citation

Kretschmer, Martin and Towse, Ruth and Bakhshi, Hasan and Derclaye, Estelle and Edwards, Lilian and Erickson, Kristofer and Hall, Pippa and Handke, Christian and Heald, Paul J. and Hoehn, Thomas and Humphries, Linda and Jacob, Robin and Poort, Joost and Schlesinger, Philip and Secchi, Davide and Silver, Jeremy M and Waelde, Charlotte, What Constitutes Evidence for Copyright Policy? (January 1, 2013). Create Working Paper No. 1, January 2013; University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2619184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2619184

Martin Kretschmer (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow ( email )

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Ruth Towse

Bournemouth University - Business School ( email )

Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road,
Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
United Kingdom

Hasan Bakhshi

Nesta ( email )

1 Plough Place
London, EC4 1DE
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.nesta.org.uk/users/hasan-bakhshi

Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law ( email )

Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law2/staff/estelle.derclaye

Lilian Edwards

University of Newcastle ( email )

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Devonshire Building
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://lilianedwards.co.uk

Kristofer Erickson

University of Leeds ( email )

School of Media and Communication
Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Pippa Hall

Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ( email )

Concept House
Cardiff Road, Newport
South Wales NP10 8QQ
United Kingdom

Christian Handke

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Rotterdam NL-3000 DR
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/handke/

Paul J. Heald

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
706-372-2567 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/PaulHeald

Thomas Hoehn

Independent ( email )

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Linda Humphries

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Robin Jacob

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Joost Poort

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Philip Schlesinger

University of Glasgow ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8LE
United Kingdom

Davide Secchi

Bournemouth University

Fern Barrow
Poole BH12 5BB, Dorset BH8 8EB
United Kingdom

Jeremy M Silver

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Charlotte Waelde

University of Exeter - School of Law

Streatham Court
University of Exeter
Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom

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