Research and analysis

Copyright and the value of the public domain

Research exploring how value is generated from the public domain.



Research between the Intellectual Property Office, University of Glasgow, CREATe Centre and British business explores how value is generated from the public domain.

  • the project was to map the size of the public domain and frequency of its use

  • to look at the role of public domain works in value creation for UK businesses

  • how this would assist creators and entrepreneurs to identify business models that benefit from the public domain

Published 24 March 2015