EUHackathon 2016: visualising copyright evidence

The theme of the 6th edition of the EUhackathon revolves around visualising copyright evidence to inform the policy debate and support the decision making process. The goal is to combine data and academic research from various sources to help create a clearer picture of the issues at stake in copyright, as sometimes the full story is difficult to grasp.

1 September 2016

The UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), which supports this event, has set-up a Copyright Evidence Wiki containing approximately 500 studies, which facilitates data mining and the creation of visualisations. This evidence could be complemented with industry data and reports, in order to achieve a greater transparency and awareness in the area of copyright.

The challenge is to create visualisations of copyright evidence based on the data sources available at the Copyright Evidence Wiki and other external resources and/or to enhance the Copyright Evidence Wiki to enable others to easily create visualisations of the data available.

Next week Kennisland++Read our position on copyright transform and our activities to achieve this. will launch, a website documenting the way the 28 EU member states have implemented copyright exceptions and limitations. The information available via this website will also be made available as a dataset for the hackathon participants.

Kennisland is supporting this year’s EU hackathon in order to encourage the creation of a more substantial evidence base for modernising the EU copyright rules. We encourage anyone with an an interest in technology and copyright to participate.

The coding will take place from 15 November 8.00 till 16 November 12.00 at the Google offices, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

If you are interested please register here. The deadline for registration is 15 September 2016.

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