Department of Law
- Director, CREATe Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow
- Director (1999-2012)
Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management
- Acting Deputy Dean (Research).
- Visiting Professorial Fellow, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute, University of London [www.qmipri.org] (2002–7).
- Guest Fellow (2003), Social Science Research Centre Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum) [www.wz-berlin.de]
- Previously, Martin was consultant editor at BBC Worldwide (1994-5) and a faculty member at City University's Cass Business School, London (1996-9).
Research and Development
Martin has written on many aspects of intellectual property and the cultural industries, including digital copyright, collecting societies, software, music, and the influence of intellectual property on industry structure, competition and innovation (in journals such as European Intellectual Property Review, Intellectual Property Quarterly, British Journal of Management, Prometheus, New Media & Society, Journal of Information, Law & Technology).
Past projects include research for the Arts Council ('Digital Copyright and Microdistribution of Music and Media Arts'), for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, for the Intellectual Property Initiative (ESRC/DTI/IP Institute: 'Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer'); for the ESRC ('Globalisation, Technology and Creativity: Current Trends in the Music Industry') and a Design Council funded study on British Interactive Broadcasting, a joint venture of BSkyB, BT, HSBC and Matsushita.
Currently, I am working on the following projects:
- An Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) resource enhancement project on copyright history (with Prof. Lionel Bently) at the Centre for Intellectual Property & Information Law, Cambridge University (www.copyrighthistory.org).
- A long term study on authors’ and artists’ earnings in the digital environment (and in particular the role of copyright therein). This has received funding from the Arts Council, authors’ collecting society ALCS, and artists’ collecting society DACS.
- A study on the law and economics of geographical indications (such as Champagne, Parma ham, Darjeeling tea, Stilton cheese). A book co-authored with Prof. Michael Blakeney (Queen Mary), Prof. Philip Hardwick (BU) and Dr Dwijen Rangnekar (Warwick) is forthcoming with Edward Elgar (2010).
- An ESRC funded study examinining how TV Formats (one of the fastest growing programme types, and a major UK export) are exploited despite a lack of protection under intellectual property laws (with BU Media School, Jon Wardle and Sukhpreet Singh). TV Format Rights: Why pay when you can copy for free? New research sheds light on tv format copyright
- Policy issues, such as the proposed directive on copyright term extension (http://www.cippm.org.uk/copyright_term.html), the relationship of copyright and contract law for the UK Strategic Advisory Board for IP Policy SABIP (Symposium 2009), and the European Commission’s consultation on Creative Content Online (www.ec.europa.eu).