Copyright and Digital Media Art


Session Title:

  • Education/Media (Panels & Roundtables)

Presentation Title:

  • Copyright and Digital Media Art




  • This panel discussion will be part of a research project entitled ‘Individual Creators’ which is assessing the role that copyright plays (whether positive, negative, or neutral) in shaping the day-to-day creative practices of individual creators in a number of sectors, including electronic arts. This research project is led by Dr Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Edinburgh and is being undertaken as part of the research programme for CREATe. CREATe is the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, a national research hub jointly funded by UK Research Councils. CREATe is a pioneering interdisciplinary initiative and globally the first effort to investigate the relationship between Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (=CREATe) through the lens of copyright law. CREATe is based at the University of Glasgow, leading a consortium of six further universities from across the UK, including the University of Edinburgh. CREATe is supported by funding over four years from 2012 to 2016 from the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council), EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) and ESRC (Economic & Social Sciences Research Council). CREATe’s research agenda has been developed in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office, NESTA and Technology Strategy Board. CREATe’s research programme can be found at This project is situated within CREATe’s ‘Creators and Performers: Process and Copyright’ research theme.