Interesting IP and open source survey

“The speed of digital convergence and the global nature of the digital revolution bring the complex issues of intellectual property and copyright centre stage for all. Long accepted business models are being blown apart; the internet is radically reshaping consumer attitudes and behaviour; and legal frameworks are not keeping pace. These are critical issues for a strong creative and knowledge economy for the 21st century.”
Dame Lynne Brindley, CEO British Library

This quote opened an inventation I got earlier today. It suggested I would participate a national (= UK) survey, that is intended to capture sector responses to scenarios emerging from the IP/Open Source debate so far. Following the lead to the survey I read:

“Intellectual Property and Open Source is a Beacon Project from the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CI KTN). It focuses on the impact of digital distribution on creative industry business models which have IP at the heart of their value proposition.

This Beacon Project comes at an important time, during the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, and a separate government assessment of the funding needs of creative industry businesses prior to the 2011 Budget. To ensure that the KTN’s submissions are firmly evidence-based, we invite you to “have your say” by responding to our short online survey. Your answers to these questions will directly inform the KTN’s submission to these important initiatives, as well as the final Beacon Project report.”

The survey examines four related themes:

1.  How your creative business makes money now, and how you expect it to do so in the future
2.  The role of intellectual property  – help, hindrance, or a combination of the two?
3.  What knowledge sharing and collaboration mean for your organisation
4.  Your experiences on funding a creative business

If you are like me interested in the outcomes, go to the official group in _Connect (a platform by Technology Strategy Board I find very inspiring) and read the IP Beacon Baseline and Scenarios Reports.

Like to try to win a Kindle Wifi? Well, complete the survey and who knows you are the lucky winnar :-)

Some further explanation:

The Technology Strategy Board is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB), established by the UK Government in 2007 and sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Brindley is a member of the UK’s Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP) and on the board of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network.