Funded by an AHRC Digital Transformations grant, the 'Tracking IP Across the Creative Technologies' (TRI-PACT) project has been designed to advance the research agenda and to stimulate creative and strategic thinking around the management, protection, sharing, access, use and reuse of Intellectual Property (IP) within and across the technology-rich creative domains of Film, Broadcast and Games.
Research concerning IP within creative industry domains has tended to focus upon the following thematic areas: emerging business models; prohibitive legislation and barriers to access; new licensing models; and new tools and technologies which can both inhibit access (through criminalisation) or promote it (through crowd-sourcing). Limited attention has been given to the explicit exploration of IP concerns.
The TRI-PACT project draws together a group of key stakeholders (practitioners, researchers, educationalists, industry partners, archivists and legal specialists) to rethink and re-imagine current IP structures within Film, Broadcast and Games production toward a new enabling model of IP management and protection that facilitates cross-media sharing, access, use and reuse.
The project is being led by Principal Investigator Sarah Atkinson, alongside co-investigators Roger Evans and Helen Kennedy.
To IP or not to IP? Workshop: Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, Brighton, 15 July 2015
Cinematic Bricoleurs: Remixing, restyling and repurposing in contemporary filmmaking practice: Kings College, London, 8 January 2016