Copyright Hackathon

A 24-hour Hackathon organised by CREATe, the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models and the University of Glasgow. Explore the latest research, develop tools and challenge assumptions about the role of copyright in society.

We believe that Intellectual Property law is failing to meet the needs of users, creators and consumers and needs reform. This event will explore how new approaches to mining and visualising data can provide the evidence needed to push forward real changes to copyright law.

Over the two-day event, participants will form teams to work on one of the challenges suggested by the organisers. These are: 1) Mining and visualising evidence from a corpus of academic studies about copyright, 2) Mining data to find out what motivates creativity in online markets, and 3) Investigating whether legal streaming alternatives reduce piracy. Mentors from the University of Glasgow, CREATe research centre, policy and research fields will be on hand to guide teams and provide support as they work on their ideas. There is a £1000 prize for the winning team.

This event is open to everybody, including activists, data visualisation experts, creators, software developers, web designers, open data advocates, lawyers and students.

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