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A brief overview of UK copyright, its legal framework and how to avoid falling foul of it, based on an in-house training course I gave in 2012.

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  • 1. An Introduction to Copyright and how to avoidfalling foul of it James Carney 2012
  • 2. What well cover today:1. Terminology and background2. The basic legal framework3. Types of copyright4. Top 10 copyright myths
  • 3. Does copyright really matter?Ask the following people...
  • 4. Some definitions...
  • 5. intellectual property?
  • 6. Intellectualproperty (or IP) =Any creative workwhich can be treatedas an asset orphysical property.
  • 7. 4 types of IP rights: Trademarks or
  • 8. 4 types of IP rights: Patents or
  • 9. 4 types of IP rights: Design rights or
  • 10. 4 types of IP rights: Patents Copyright or
  • 11. Copyrighta collection of rights incertain creative works,granted exclusively to thecopyright owner to allowthem to control and profitfrom how their work is used
  • 12. Identifed by Copyright Phonographic Copyright
  • 13. In the UK, copyright isgoverned by the Copyright,Designs and Patent Act 1988The UK is also a signatoryto the Berne Convention forthe Protection of Literaryand Artistic Works 1886
  • 14. Key pointsCopyright is automaticCopyright is vested in thethe author of the work (theFirst Owner) unless done asan employee or assignedunder the terms of acommissionCopyright is international
  • 15. Copyright applies to Literary Type works arrangements of published Dramatic works works Sound Musical recordings works Artistic Films works
  • 16. Copyright lasts for 70 Literary Type years 25 arrangements works of years published 70 Dramatic works years works 70 Sound 70 Musical years recordings years works 70 Artistic 70 Films years works years
  • 17. Copyright lasts for Crown 125 Copyright years Parliamentary 50 Copyright years
  • 18. While copyright lasts you cant Copy, rent, lend or issue copies of the work to the public Perform, broadcast or show the work in public Adapt the work Infringe the authors moral rights
  • 19. You may use the work of others if Copyright has expired Your use of the work is covered by fair dealing You have licensed the work from an acknowledged scheme The copyright holder has granted you permission
  • 20. Fair useResearch and private studyInstruction or examinationCriticism or reviewNews reportingIncidental inclusionAccessibility for visualimpairment
  • 21. Licensing schemesCopyright Licensing Agency(CLA)Design and Artists CopyrightSociety (DACS)Educational Recording AgencyPerforming Right Society forMusic / Public PerformanceLicenceCreative Commons (CC)
  • 22. The judgement should be studied by anyoneimitating an existing photograph orcommissioning a photograph based on a similarphotograph. Inspiration and reference arefine in themselves, but there is a line betweencopying ideas and copying theoriginalexpressionof ideas which is often a difficultone to draw.
  • 23. Top 10Copyright Myths
  • 24. Myth 1 Anything without a symbol isnt protected
  • 25. Myth 2It wasnt originally published in the UK so UK copyright law doesnt apply
  • 26. Myth 3Its ok to use copyright material if I dont make money from it
  • 27. Myth 4 I cant find who owns thecopyright so itll be ok to use it in the meantime
  • 28. Myth 5Ive got permission to use it on the web so itll probably be ok to use in in print as well
  • 29. Myth 6I can copy up to 10% without infringing copyright
  • 30. Myth 7 We can embed that YouTubevideo even if it has a Beatles soundtrack
  • 31. Myth 8Its hard to prove copyright infringement
  • 32. Myth 9If its on the web, it must be in the public domain
  • 33. Myth 10 No one willever find out
  • 34. Thank you!