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Creative Commons is working with SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology, at Edinburgh University to create UK: Scotland jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses.

CCi UK: Scotland List

Project Lead: Jonathan Mitchell QC, Professor Hector MacQueen, and Andres Guadamuz

More about the SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology

SCRIPT Centre for Research in IP and Technology was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1998 as a centre of excellence in the disciplines of intellectual property law (IP) and information technology law (IT). Initially the purpose was to bring together and provide a coherent focus for work that was on-going at the University of Edinburgh, in particular within the School of Law, from which were drawn the four founding co-directors (Edwards, Laurie, McQueen and Waelde). The Directors found that studying and teaching IP and IT law, and medical jurisprudence and ethics, not in isolation but as inter-related phenomena, and not just in their legal but also their social, ethical, cultural and commercial context, generated innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality. As a result, SCRIPT emerged as a pioneer centre in the UK. It was on the basis of the successes of SCRIPT that AHRC funding was secured in 2002.

Its research is about the synergetic relationship between law, technologies, commerce and society in the widest possible sense. As well as IT and IP, we and our associates are concerned with the adjunct areas of biotechnology, genetics and medical jurisprudence and ethics; law and artificial intelligence, including the distribution of legal knowledge via the Web; regulation of electronic commerce, the Internet, media, and the information society; it also consider law as it affects information management and cultural production and archiving.

Posted 06 March 2008