Copyright in the Digital Age

Still the bedrock of creativity and the creative industries

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●     Filesharing highlights collision of free speech and copyright

●     Introduction to Collective Licensing seminars

●     Brexit and the realpolitik of trade agreements

●     Three post graduate bursaries in copyright

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●     Seven-year-olds given copyright lessons to curb online piracy

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●     EU copyright reform proposals “sensible” say publishers

●     Publishers stress importance of Robust Copyright Regime Post Brexit

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●     Copyright thesis – Chapter 1 Literature Review

●     Copyright thesis Chapter 2 – A Historical investigation of copyright

●     Copyright Thesis Chapter 3 – Legal Investigation

●     Copyright thesis Chapter 4 – Blocking initiatives

●     Copyright thesis Chapter 5 – Copyright and the UK Economy

●     Copyright thesis Chapter 6 – The Hargreaves Exceptions

●     Copyright thesis Chapter 7 – Alternative approaches

●     Copyright thesis – Conclusions

●     Index, List of Abbreviations, Tables of Cases & Legislation, Bibliography, Appendices 1&2

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●     Government publishes proposals for changes to UK copyright

●     Stationers offer bursary to copyright research student

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●     Copyright adds extra £3 billion to national accounts

●     Hargreaves warned on damaging UK creative industries

Keen enthusiasts may recall that in January, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published their Creative Industries Economic Estimates [which can be found here] which estimated that the Creative Industries accounted for about 5.2% of the UK Economy in 2012, and accounted for 1 in 12 jobs in the UK, among other interesting things, including an observation that the Creative Industries are growing faster than the economy as a whole, both in terms of employment and of Gross Value Added (GVA).

It’s worth noting that DCMS has last week released another set of estimates focusing on the same data, but specifically on employment. The release can be seen here.

It’s a comprehensive breakdown of employment in the creative industries (both creative and non-creative jobs) and taking account of creative people not employed in the creative industries, nicely illustrated with a variety of charts and maps, making it both easy to digest and interesting.

Particularly interesting factoids from the estimates include:

  • There were 2.4 million jobs in the Creative Economy in 2013 – an increase of 8.8% from 2011.
  • There were 1.71 million jobs in the Creative Economies (both creative and non-creative jobs) – an increase of 10.1% from 2011
  • 1.80 million people held jobs in Creative Occupations, a 7.3% increase from 2011
  • These figures stand tall against a general figure of a 2.4% increase in jobs available in the wider UK economy over the same period.
  • 1 in 6 jobs in London were in the Creative Economy in 2013 – 16.2% of all London jobs
  • Around 1 in 12 jobs in the UK as a whole were in the Creative Economy in 2013

These positive numbers show that the creative industries are experiencing growth greater than the UK economy as a whole, which can only be seen as a positive for those involved in the business of creativity.

The report goes beyond just hard numbers in increases and decreases, though, mapping employment in the Creative Economy by gender, geographical location, ethnicity and educational level. For example, did you know that the Creative Economy and the Creative Industries employ a lower proportion of women than the wider UK economy, and that almost one fifth of all women employed in the Creative Industries are in ‘Music, visual and performing arts’?

The estimates make for fascinating reading, and are certainly worth perusing.

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