Uptake and Exploitation of Public Domain Materials by UK Creative Firms

Erickson, K. (2014) Uptake and Exploitation of Public Domain Materials by UK Creative Firms. Valuing the Public Domain: A Workshop for UK Creative Firms, London, 5th December 2014.

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Abstract

Video recording of a talk delivered by Dr. Kris Erickson summarising results of qualitative research with UK media firms as part of a study on the Public Domain. Interviews with 22 creative businesses in the UK explore managers' decisions to make use of material residing in the public domain. Results suggest that lack of excludability does not deter creative firms from working with PD material, but that copyright awareness and capabilities are a significant source of competitive advantage for firms. Firms that make use of PD material appear more likely to engage in other 'sharing economy' practices.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Public domain, copyright, innovation, creative industries, UK, media, adaptation, intellectual property
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Erickson, Dr Kristofer
Authors: Erickson, K.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
621241The Value of Public Domain Works: Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange to Develop Policies for the Commercial Use of Public Domain WorksMartin KretschmerEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K008137/1SCHOOL OF LAW