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Copyright literacy strategy workshop 23 may 2019

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Presentation for the first workshop of the University of Kent Copyright Literacy Strategy project. This project aims to create a strategy to increase awareness of copyright at the University, updating policy and guidance to support education, research and civic engagement.

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Copyright literacy strategy workshop 23 may 2019

  1. 1. The UK’s European university Copyright Literacy Strategy: Kick-offworkshop Chris Morrison, Copyright, Licensing & Policy Manager – 23 May 2019
  2. 2. Workshop agenda Time Item Who 2:00-2:10pm Introductions All 2:10-2:15pm Project overview CM 2:15-2:30pm Copyright literacy and Higher Education CM 2:30-3:00pm Mapping copyright related activities at Kent All 3:00-3:10pm Coffee/tea break 3:10-3:25pm Review of the University of Kent Copyright Policy CM 3:25-3:50pm Mapping out a University of Kent copyright literacy strategy All 3:50-4:00pm Next steps CM
  3. 3. CHRIS MORRISON @cbowiemorrison
  4. 4. copyrightliteracy.org @UKCopyrightLit
  5. 5. Project Deliverables and/or Desired Outcomes • Map copyright related activities across the institution • Review and update copyright policy • Review and update copyright guidance • Review and update copyright education programme • Create training/educational materials • Create institutional copyright literacy strategy
  6. 6. “acquiring and demonstrating the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable the ethical creation and use of copyright material.” Definition of Copyright Literacy Secker and Morrison, 2016, p.211
  7. 7. Education not training Balance between content and approach Getting comfortable with uncertainty Avoiding binaries ? What does it mean?
  8. 8. What is copyright? Works (The things it protects) Usages (The activities it regulates) Licences (Legal use with permission) Exceptions (Legal use without permission)
  9. 9. Key UK provisions for universities Research & private study Text & data mining Quotation Orphan works Illustration for instruction Library privilegeDedicated terminals Educational recording Educational copying Educational performance
  10. 10. Copyright literacy research • Copyright specialists in UK universities • who are they and what do they do? https://kar.kent.ac.uk/70443/ • MA in copyright law at King’s College London • Interpretations of Illustration for Instruction in UK universities https://kar.kent.ac.uk/73310/ • Research by UUK/GuildHE Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee (CNAC) • Response to UK government 2019 call for evidence on impact of copyright reforms
  11. 11. University interpretations of copyright law • Examples of good practice • But inconsistently applied across the sector • Tensions within academia • Copyright difficult to communicate • Issues with legislative drafting • Locating latent flexibility in the law Morrison (2018) - https://kar.kent.ac.uk/73310/
  12. 12. Academic perceptions Were you aware that UK copyright law changed in 2014? Are you confident that you understand enough about copyright? UUK/GuildHE survey (2019) n = 464 (Kent responses n = 56) Kent: 32% Kent: 68% Kent: 32% Kent: 68%
  13. 13. Support for academics Do you know where to go for copyright advice? 135 out of 464 respondents (29%) mentioned the library as a place they would go for copyright advice. UUK/GuildHE survey (2019) n = 464 (Kent responses n = 56) Kent: 57% Kent: 43%
  14. 14. Mapping copyright activities at Kent • Which activities present copyright problems/challenges? • What behaviours do we observe? • What behaviours do we want to see? • What steps might we take to address these?
  15. 15. Coffee/tea break Photo by Cyril Saulnier on Unsplash
  16. 16. Into the final straight Next steps Mapping out a copyright literacy strategy Reviewing the copyright policy
  17. 17. Copyright policy • Is responsibility still correctly defined? • Is Information Services’ role still appropriate? • Is the copyright officer role still valid? • Is the risk management section still valid? • Should we make explicit reference to copyright exceptions? • Do we want to change or add to the Licences section? E.g. relationship between licence and exception • Is the copyright notices section still valid? • Should it mention ownership of copyright?
  18. 18. Copyright Literacy Strategy • What is the vision? • How does it map to the University Strategy? • What time period should it cover? • Are there particular objectives for us to aim for? • If so, how should we measure them? • Should there be a steering/working group?
  19. 19. Next steps • Communications • Next meeting • Anything else?
  20. 20. Further reading copyrightliteracy.org Hatch, Philippa and Morrison, Chris and Secker, Jane (2017) A study of copyright specialists in UK educational and cultural institutions: Who are they and what do they do? https://kar.kent.ac.uk/70443/ Morrison, C (2018) Copyright and digital literacy: rules, risk and creativity. In: Reedy, K. and Parker, J. (Eds.), Digital Literacy Unpacked. (pp. 97-108). London: Facet Publishing. ISBN 178330197X https://kar.kent.ac.uk/70446/ Morrison, C (2018) Illustration for Instruction and the UK Higher Education Sector: Perceptions of risk and sources of authority. Unpublished masters dissertation at King’s College London. https://kar.kent.ac.uk/73310/ Morrison, C and Secker J. (2015) Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals. Library and Information Research. 39 (121) http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/675 Secker, J and Morrison C. (2016) Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners. Facet Publishing: London.
  21. 21. Credits All original work in this presentation is available for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 licence. All other content is used either under licence or fair dealing exceptions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Portrait pictures of Chris Morrison by Matt Wilson © University of Kent Pictograms illustrating copyright components from copyright the card game © copyrightliteracy.org CC-BY-NC-SA
  22. 22. THE UK’S EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY www.kent.ac.uk

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