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CREATe – University of Glasgow

CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre, was established in 2012 as the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models funded jointly by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council  (AHRC),  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Since 2018 CREATe has been leading work on Intellectual Property, Business Models, Access to Finance and Content Regulation as part of the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC). CREATe investigates the future of creative production in the digital age. It holds particular expertise in methodological innovation at the interface of law, social science and technology and has delivered more than 60 projects, including for the European Parliament and under Horizon  2020.

CREATe is hosted by the School of Law at the University of Glasgow, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities, which has a tradition of excellence as the UK’s fourth oldest university (founded in 1451). It is a world-leading research-intensive institution, attracting scholars from more than 130 countries worldwide.



Marta Iljadica

holds degrees in economics and law from the University of Sydney and a PhD from King’s College London. She is Lecturer in Intellectual Property at the University of Glasgow researching within (the intersection of) intellectual property and real property law in particular copyright law, creativity, and non-legal norms. Her current research projects engage with the impact of copyright law on citizen journalism, freedom of panorama and architecture. Dr Iljadica’s monograph on UK copyright law and graffiti norms, Copyright Beyond Law:  Regulating  Creativity  in  the  Graffiti  Subculture  was published by Hart in late 2016.


Martin Kretschmer

is Director of CREATe and joined the University of Glasgow in 2012 as Professor of Intellectual Property Law in the School of Law. Prof. Kretschmer has written numerous independent policy reports (including for UK Intellectual Property Office IPO, UK Cabinet Office, European Parliament). In 2010-2011, Prof. Kretschmer was seconded to the IPO (at the time of the Hargreaves Review) working on a project on copyright levies. In 2015/16, Prof. Kretschmer served as President of EPIP,  the European  Policy  for  Intellectual  Property Association. In 2018, he was Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole/Florence, and in 2020 a Weizenbaum Fellow at the German national institute for the “networked society”. Professor Kretschmer is best known for developing innovative empirical methods relating to issues in copyright law and cultural economics, and  as  an  advisor  on  copyright  policy.  He also has a long standing interest in the history of ideas relating to these fields. He is chair of the editorial boards of and (UK #1 copyright portal). He is also general editor (with Prof. Lionel Bently, Cambridge University) of, the leading copyright history archive.


Dr Thomas Margoni

is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law and co-director of CREATe at the School of Law, University of Glasgow where he also convenes the LLM programme in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy. His research concentrates on the relationship between law (especially IP) and new technologies with particular attention to the role of the Internet as a new medium to access, create and disseminate knowledge in the information society. Recent examples of research projects include OpenMinTeD, the EU H2020 project for the development of an e-infrastructure for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in Europe where Thomas coordinated the legal working group (; OpenAireAdvance, the EU 2020 project to support Open Science in the EU; online intermediaries and platform economy; copyright, design rights and 3D printing; the digitisation of cultural heritage; and the role of property rights in sports.


Bartolomeo Meletti

works as Creative Director for CREATe. He is also the Copyright Services Delivery Manager at Learning on Screen, a charity and membership organisation specialised in the use of moving image and sound in education. Bartolomeo is also the Director of Worth Knowing Productions, a digital creative team specialised in making complex knowledge accessible through research-based visual tools. Previously, Bartolomeo worked at the British Film Institute and the Digital Catapult on secondment from CREATe, and held research and media production positions at CIPPM, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (Bournemouth University), where he is currently a Visiting Fellow; and at CEMP, the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (Bournemouth University). Since 2012, Bartolomeo is the Lead Producer of, an independent online resource intended to make UK copyright law accessible to everyone. In this capacity and alongside Professor Ronan Deazley, in 2015 Bartolomeo received the Arts and Humanities Research Councils (AHRC) Innovation Award for Research in Film. This was for their work ‘The Adventure of the Girl with the Light Blue Hair’, the first episode in ‘The Game is On!’ webseries.

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