This section offers digital resources and tools systematising empirical evidence and primary research materials about copyright law and its effects, with a view to enabling evidence-based policy making and public debate. From 2021, we will be publishing 21 short articles by copyright experts addressing broad research questions using the Evidence Wiki and the Evidence Viz tool.
Copyright Evidence at WIPO
The Copyright Evidence Portal was demonstrated to diplomats from international organisations, government officials and representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR 43) in March 2023. This resource offers a summary and a video recording of the session.
EU Copyright Reform
This resource tracks the progress of the European Commission’s Reform Package through the complex EU process of law making. It includes a timeline of developments, transcriptions of Plenary speeches and discussions, academic statements, and a tool to track the implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) in EU Members States.
OMeBa (Online Media Behaviour Analytics) is a project developed by CREATe in collaboration with the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) and the UK Intellectual Property Office. A pilot data tool allows you to explore how online consumer behaviour has evolved year by year since 2013.
Primary Sources on Copyright
A digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond. Sources include privileges, statutes, judicial decisions, contracts and materials relating to legislative history, as well as contemporary letters, essays, treatises and artefacts. Primary Sources on Copyright is co-produced with CIPIL / University of Cambridge.
21 for 2021
The 21 for 2021 project is a project developed by CREATe within the AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC). The project offers a synthesis of empirical evidence catalogued on the Copyright Evidence Portal, answering 21 topical copyright questions for the 21st century.