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Sunday, 11 November 2012

More copyright research positions -- this time in Edinburgh

Goodness, what an exciting time it is for academics seeking research fellowships and research assistantships in the field of copyright!  Only last Monday this blog posted a call from Estelle Derclaye for a position in Nottingham (here).  Now there are three new projects in search of research assistantships up in Edinburgh.  Details are as follows:
“The University of Edinburgh is a partner in the consortium of universities running CREATe and is seeking three fixed-term, part-time research assistants to contribute to projects on copyright and individual creators, video games and digital rights management.

CREATe is a new centre on Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology and will be run by a consortium of seven UK universities, led by the University of Glasgow. It will examine a range of issues relating to new digital technologies with a view to meeting some of the central challenges facing the UK’s creative economy.

Academics at Edinburgh Law School will be involved in eight projects over the next couple of years. These projects will be exploring a number of issues ranging from changing business models in certain creative and cultural industries, copyright enforcement and dispute resolution to privacy and data protection.

The RA posts will be based in the Edinburgh Law School and brief details for the three positions are as follows:
Project 1 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two year project on copyright and individual creators. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in Law or Socio-legal studies or a relevant social science discipline (e.g. sociology or science and technology studies), ideally will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have expertise in socio-legal empirical research and/or qualitative and quantitative methods and research design. This part-time post (1 day per week) is available on a fixed term basis for two years from January 2013.

Project 2 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a one-year project on video games and transmedia. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree in Law (or a relevant other discipline, with the applicant having some understanding of law/regulation), ideally will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have strong knowledge (through study, professional experience, creative practice or personal interest) of the relevant industries, particularly games. This part-time post (1 day per week) is available on a fixed term basis for one year from January 2013.

Project 3 – Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant to contribute to a two-year project on the future of DRM. The successful applicant will have a Masters degree either in Law or Informatics (or a relevant other discipline, with the applicant having some understanding of law/regulation), ideally s/he will be completing a PhD or have a PhD, and have strong knowledge of the regulatory issues of software technologies.
Full details, including information for candidates and the online application gateway can be found here.”

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